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Jhon Jairo Velásquez
Velásquez being interviewed in 2014
Born(1962-04-15)April 15, 1962
Yarumal, Antioquia, Colombia
DiedFebruary 6, 2020(2020-02-06) (aged 57)
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
AllegianceMedellín Cartel
Conviction(s)Murder, kidnapping and terrorism (charges with conviction fulfilled).

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vasquez (April 15, 1962 – February 6, 2020), also known by the alias "Popeye", was a hitman.[1] He was part of the criminal structure of the Medellín Cartel until his surrender to the Colombian justice system in 1992. He was a known as a hitman working for Pablo Escobar.[2]

In January 2020, it was announced that Velásquez had terminal esophageal cancer. He died on February 6, 2020 in Bogotá from the disease, aged 57.[3][4]