What notorious serial killer died of natural causes this week?

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Richard Ramirez

June 7, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 3:46 PM CDT

Notorious serial killer Richard Ramirez, who was dubbed the "Night Stalker" following a string of murders in California in the mid-1980s, died Friday of natural causes, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 53.

Ramirez, who was on death row, died Friday at a California hospital corrections officials said, according to the LA Times report.

Ramirez was convicted in 1989 of killing 13 people and sentenced to death, according to the Times.

Read the Los Angeles Times report HERE.