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Kalvin Ritter (also known as "The Sparrow") is a target in HITMAN™.
Little is known about Kalvin Ritter's origins. Allegedly from Barbados, Ritter first emerged in London in the 1980s as a part of the notorious international jewel thief network "The Yard Birds."
The network's leader, legendary Serbian bank robber Aleksandar Kovak, took a shine to the young Ritter and became his mentor. Ritter was a natural cat burglar. Incredibly athletic and acrobatic, he showed impressive strategic skills and high social intelligence. He was charismatic, charming and capable of switching effortlessly between accents, identities and personalities. He was also quite ruthless when he had to be, unafraid to injure or kill security personnel who stood in his way.
When Interpol finally broke up the Yard Birds, only Ritter escaped, emerging years later as a respectable art collector in Florida, USA. Assuming his old Yard Birds moniker, "Sparrow," he stole priceless art worth hundreds of millions from hapless well-to-dos.
In 1998, Ritter saw the writing on the wall. Future crime would be digital, not analog, and he decided to retire as a cat burglar. Unfortunately, a former client realized that Ritter had sold him a counterfeit Gorka and hired the ICA to put an end to the Sparrow's dream of retirement.
While Ritter was having a social gathering in Sydney, Australia, an ICA agent infiltrated Ritter's private yacht and eliminated him with no witnesses.