Charles 'Chuckie' O'Brien, self-proclaimed foster son of Jimmy Hoffa, dies at 86

Posted at 4:46 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 18:48:58-05

(WXYZ) — The closest aide of Jimmy Hoffa has died.

According to a post on, Charles O'Brien, better known as Chuckie O'Brien who referred to himself as Jimmy Hoffa's foster son, passed away from an apparent heart attack in Boca Raton, Florida on Thursday.


O'Brien was accused of driving Hoffa to his death in 1975. His stepson says the accusation is untrue and says it cost O'Brien his job, reputation and friends.

Chuckie is survived by the love of his life, Brenda; his daughter Josephine and his son Chuckie; three stepsons and by numerous grandchildren.

He was 86 years old.