The Italian actor and filmmaker Bud Spencer has died at the age of 86.
Spencer starred in more than 20 films from the 1950s to the 1980s, many of them “Spaghetti” westerns.
He passed away at his home in Rome, his family say.
With our deepest regrets, we have to tell you that Bud is flying to his next journey.— Bud Spencer Official (@budspencerweb) June 27, 2016
Fam. Pedersoli pic.twitter.com/nHjEUyM7uE
How did “spaghetti westerns” get their name?
Who is Bud Spencer?
- Italian actor and filmmaker
- Born Naples, 1929
- Real name Carlo Pedersoli
- Starred in a number of “Spaghetti westerns”
- Also a professional swimmer
THR) <a href="https://twitter.com/THR/status/747666927988916225">June 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you for all you have given us. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIP?src=hash">#RIP</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BudSpencer?src=hash">#BudSpencer</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ijh6oW7u9Y">pic.twitter.com/Ijh6oW7u9Y</a></p>— Eros D'Antona (erosdantona) June 27, 2016
What they are saying
“My father died peacefully and did not suffer from pain, he had all of us next to him and his last words were ‘Thank you’,” – son and film producer Giuseppe Pedersoli.
Ciao #BudSpencer— Matteo Renzi (@matteorenzi) June 27, 2016
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