Rio inmate who attempted daughter-disguise escape now dead

The convicted Rio drug leader -- who attempted to escape prison while disguised as his daughter -- was discovered dead in his cell on Tuesday.

Authorities say Clauvino da Silva, who had been serving a decades-long sentence, apparently hanged himself with a bed sheet.

When he was caught on his way out of the prison on Saturday, da Silva was wearing a mask, bra and wig.

This video released by prison authorities quickly went viral.

Da Silva was reportedly transferred to another prison in Rio de Janeiro state immediately afterwards, and held in solitary confinement.

Authorities say he'd planned to leave his daughter inside the prison in his place while he attempted his escape.

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