Claus von Bülow is Dead at 92

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Claus von Bulow has died at age 92 in London.

Von Bülow was convicted, and then ultimately cleared, of trying to kill his wife, socialite and heiress Martha ‘Sunny’ von Bülow by injecting her with insulin which put her in a coma.

A Danish-British aristocrat, Von Bülow was found guilty in 1979 of attempted murder of his wife. It was alleged his motive was to claim her fortune and marry his mistress Alexandra Isles, a soap opera star. Von Bülow’s initial conviction was overturned and he would be found not guilty at his second trial.

The insulin injections left his wife in a persistent vegetative state for the remainder of her life; 28 years. She died in 2008.

Von Bülow was convicted in 1982 of attempted murder at a trial in Newport, Rhode Island but that conviction was overturned on appeal and he was acquitted at a second trial in 1985. After, he fled to live in Europe.

British socialite Claus von Bülow, accused of the attempted murder of his wife Sunny von Bülow in 1979. (Getty Images)

Alan Dershowitz wrote a book about the case, “Reversal of Fortune,” which was adapted for the big screen and starred Jeremy Irons as Claus and Glenn Close as Sunny.

Reversal of Fortune (1990) – Everybody Hates You Scene (2/10) | MovieclipsReversal of Fortune – Everybody Hates You: Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver) meets with Claus von Bülow (Jeremy Irons) about the possibility of representing him in court. BUY THE MOVIE: Watch the best Reversal of Fortune scenes & clips: FILM DESCRIPTION: When socialite Sunny von Bülow (Glenn Close) inexplicably slips into an irreversible coma, police suspect foul play — and the obvious suspect is her urbane husband, Claus (Jeremy Irons). After being found guilty of murder, Claus is granted a retrial and hires showboat Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver) to represent him. Though unconvinced of Claus's innocence, Dershowitz enjoys a challenge and — along with a group of his students — fights to have the verdict overturned. CREDITS: TM & © Warner Bros. (1990) Cast: Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver Director: Barbet Schroeder Producer: Edward R. Pressman, Oliver Stone WHO ARE WE? The MOVIECLIPS channel is the largest collection of licensed movie clips on the web. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. Made by movie fans, for movie fans. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MOVIE CHANNELS: MOVIECLIPS: ComingSoon: Indie & Film Festivals: Hero Central: Extras: Classic Trailers: Pop-Up Trailers: Movie News: Movie Games: Fandango: Fandango FrontRunners: HIT US UP: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Tumblr:

Von Bülow died in London on Saturday, family told The New York Times.