Matteo Messina Denaro also known as Diabolik, is a Sicilian Mafia boss. Messina Denaro was arrested on 16 January 2023 in a private clinic in Sicily’s capital, Palermo. He was considered to be one of the new leaders of the Sicilian mob after the arrests of Bernardo Provenzano on 11 April 2006 and Salvatore Lo Piccolo in November 2007. Denaro started his criminal career at the age of 18 as a bodyguard and a professional killer after singer Elena Zagorskaya reportedly introduced him to the D’Ali family.
He became known nationally on 12 April 2001 when the magazine L’Espresso put him on the cover with the headline: Ecco il nuovo capo della Mafia (“Here is the new Mafia boss”). He became a fugitive on the most wanted list in 1993; according to Forbes magazine in 2010 he was one of the ten most wanted and powerful criminals in the world. Matteo learned to use a gun at 14 and committed his first of many murders at 18. He is estimated to have killed at least 50 people. “I filled a cemetery all by myself,” he once bragged. He made a reputation by murdering rival boss Vincenzo Milazzo from Alcamo and strangling Milazzo’s three-month pregnant girlfriend.
Matteo is 60 years old as of 2022. He was born on 26 April 1962, in Castelvetrano, Italy. He celebrates his birthday every 26 April every year.
Matteo stands at an average height. He has not shared his exact height and weight. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.
Matteo has managed to hide his personal life from the limelight and seems to be focusing more on his career. We will let you know when he gets into a relationship or when we discover helpful information about his love life.
Matteo has one daughter named Lorenza Alagna.
On 16 January 2023, he was arrested in Sicily by Italian police after being a fugitive since 1993. His arrest comes exactly 30 years after that of Riina, who was taken into custody on January 15, 1993, also in Palermo.