Notable deaths of 2007 – The Boston

Harold Madison Jr. — “Mr. Butch”
July 11

mr. butch

Dreadlocked, homeless, and usually cheerful, Mr. Butch was an iconic presence in Kenmore Square before moving his base of operations to Harvard Avenue in Allston a decade ago. Ranting in rhyme with a beer in hand — a tall boy, preferably — he would panhandle one minute and offer to share his take with a friend the next. After his death, friends organized a city parade in his honor.

Archive 7/12/07 Street icon dies at 56

(Evan Richman for the Boston Globe)

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