From Jonah Hanft & John Thomson:

Finland’s Ex-Lawmaker, Boxer Tony Halme Dead at 47
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: January 10, 2010

Filed at 2:35 p.m. ET

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish officials say that former lawmaker and boxer Tony Halme has been found dead in his apartment. He was 47.

Police say no crime is suspected, but they gave no further details Sunday.

Halme — known as ”The Viking” for his 6-foot-6 (195-centimeter) stance — was a heavyweight boxer, pro wrestler and bodyguard in the U.S. before joining politics in Finland.

He served in Finnish parliament in 2003-2007 for the small, radical True Finns Party.

In 2004, a court gave him a suspended sentence for firearms and drugs violations after he fired a gun at home while his wife was there.

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