David John Courtney was an English self-proclaimed gangster who became both an author and an actor.
Author Bernard O’Mahoney and Frankie Fraser, a former member of the Richardson gang accused Courtney of embellishing and fabricating his criminal record and position in the underworld; however, Courtney denied overstating his past.
David John Courtney was 64 years at the time of his passing. He was born on 17 February 1959 in Bermondsey, London, England.
Numerous outlets report a net worth of around $5million (£4.1million) even though at some point he filed for bankrupcy.
He went to Adamsrill primary school in Sydenham, South East London.
Dave Courtney was married to Jennifer Lucrea Pinto, also known as JennyBean, who is a rap artist. They both met in 1989 at a club owned by Courtney, where JennyBean and her sister were performing. Their marriage hit the rocks in 2004 when Courtney allegedly assaulted Pinto during a fight.
- Courtney worked with Director Liam Galvin on 2 DVDs – Dave Courtney’s Dodgy DVD and Dave Courtney Even Dodgier – both released by Gangster Videos.
- In June 2004, Courtney was cleared of beating his girlfriend Jennifer Lucrea Pinto during a row over her lesbian lover.
- In May 2009, Courtney filed for bankruptcy, reportedly owing £400,000 to creditors, including taxes of £250,000.
- Courtney was remanded in custody at HMP Belmarsh as a result of firearms offenses.