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Portugal pianist Bernardo Sassetti dies

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Portugal pianist Bernardo Sassetti dies


Famous Portuguese jazz pianist Bernardo Sassetti has died in a hiking accident in Guincho, near Lisbon.

The 41-year-old was known for his work on films, including Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr Ripley.

Sassetti learnt to play the piano and guitar at the age of nine and eventually moved to London.

It is believed the musician fell about 20 metres whilst trying to take pictures in an area known for its danger and beauty. The location is hard to access and firemen carried out the operation to retrieve his body using special equipment.

Sassetti was married to Portuguese actress Beatriz Batarda, with whom he had two daughters.

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