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WWL-TV reports that Glenn Ford, who spent 30 years on death row for a murder he did not commit, yet denied any compensation from the state for the mistake, died around 2 a.m. Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

Ford's illness added urgency to his compensation claim, in which he applied for the maximum $330,000, an amount that his attorneys said wouldn't have come close to making up for the time he spent behind bars as an innocent man.

When Ford was released in March 2014, he was homeless and penniless, living out his final months thanks to donations from friends, donors and support from the New Orleans-based group Resurrection After Exoneration.

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