Hundreds of people are filing into a Montreal funeral home today to pay their respects to reputed Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto.
Rizzuto, the head of a powerful criminal organization with international reach, died of natural causes in hospital last Monday.
He was 67.
The line of mourners at the Loreto funeral home in St Leonard was so long it snaked around the side of building.
The surrounding streets were so busy that police were on hand to direct traffic.
Officers in unmarked police vehicles could also be seen taking photos of people entering the building.
Rizzuto's funeral will be held Monday at Notre Dame de la Defense church in Little Italy.
He was released from a US prison in 2012 after being convicted of racketeering in the 1981 murders of three New York mafia members.
His father, Nicolo' Rizzuto, and his son Nick, were gunned down while he was behind bars.
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