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Michael Chamberlain, father of baby killed by dingo, dies

FILE - This October 1990, file photo shows Michael Chamberlain, right, and then his wife Lindy when Lindy launched her book on the disappearance of her baby daughter Azaria in 1980. Chamberlain, who waged a long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia's most notorious case of injustice, has died, Chamberlain's ex-wife Lindy confirmed Tuesday,  Jan. 10, 2017. He was 72. (AP Photo/Russell McPhadran, File)

FILE - This October 1990, file photo shows Michael Chamberlain, right, and then his wife Lindy when Lindy launched her book on the disappearance of her baby daughter Azaria in 1980. Chamberlain, who waged a long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia's most notorious case of injustice, has died, Chamberlain's ex-wife Lindy confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. He was 72. (AP Photo/Russell McPhadran, File)  (The Associated Press)

Michael Chamberlain, who waged a long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia's most notorious case of injustice, has died. He was 72.

Chamberlain's ex-wife, Lindy Chamberlain, confirmed on Tuesday that her former husband had died suddenly. Michael Chamberlain's longtime friend, Stuart Tipple, told Australia's Fairfax Media that Michael died Monday night as a result of complications from leukemia.

Lindy was wrongly convicted of murder after their 9-week-old daughter Azaria vanished from their tent during a 1980 camping trip to the Outback.

The mystery surrounding Azaria's disappearance was the most divisive and sensational legal drama in Australian history.

The Chamberlains insisted a dingo snatched their daughter. But prosecutors said that Lindy had slit Azaria's throat and buried her in the desert.