Famed jewel thief, surf champ 'Murf the Surf' dies at 83

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Famed jewel thief, surf champ 'Murf the Surf' dies at 83

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2006, file photo, Jack Murphy, also known as "Murph the Surf" leans on his prized 1984 cadillac at his home in Crystal River, Fla. Murphy, a Hall of Fame surfer best known for stealing some of the most valuable jewels at New York's American Museum of Natural History including the famous Star of India sapphire, has died in Florida. He was 83. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1968 file photo, Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy is escorted to the Miami Beach Police Station by detectives in Miami Beach, Fla., after he was arrested with three other men for armed robbery. Murphy, a Hall of Fame surfer best known for stealing some of the most valuable jewels at New York's American Museum of Natural History including the famous Star of India sapphire, has died in Florida. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2006 file photo, Jack Murphy, also known as "Murph the Surf" leans on his prized 1984 cadillac at his home in Crystal River, Fla. Murphy, a Hall of Fame surfer best known for stealing some of the most valuable jewels at New York's American Museum of Natural History including the famous Star of India sapphire, has died in Florida. He was 83. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)

Famed jewel thief, surf champ 'Murf the Surf' dies at 83

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2006, file photo, Jack Murphy, also known as "Murph the Surf" leans on his prized 1984 cadillac at his home in Crystal River, Fla. Murphy, a Hall of Fame surfer best known for stealing some of the most valuable jewels at New York's American Museum of Natural History including the famous Star of India sapphire, has died in Florida. He was 83. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1968 file photo, Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy is escorted to the Miami Beach Police Station by detectives in Miami Beach, Fla., after he was arrested with three other men for armed robbery. Murphy, a Hall of Fame surfer best known for stealing some of the most valuable jewels at New York's American Museum of Natural History including the famous Star of India sapphire, has died in Florida. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2006 file photo, Jack Murphy, also known as "Murph the Surf" leans on his prized 1984 cadillac at his home in Crystal River, Fla. Murphy, a Hall of Fame surfer best known for stealing some of the most valuable jewels at New York's American Museum of Natural History including the famous Star of India sapphire, has died in Florida. He was 83. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
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