The Italian actor Bud Spencer spaghetti western, known for his duets cinema with Terence Hill, died Monday in Rome at the age of 86, his family said.
“We have great sadness you announce that Bud flew to his last trip, “wrote Monday night on his Twitter account the Pedersoli family, the real name of the actor born in Naples October 31, 1929.
Bud Spenser, Carlo Pedersoli for Vital, died in a Roman hospital, the newspaper La Repubblica . With actor Terence Hill, whose real name Mario Girotti, he had turned sixteen films, spaghetti westerns where their comic duo did fly.
At the announcement of his death, numerous tributes were paid to him Italy on social networks in the first place by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who tweeted: “. Ciao Bud Spencer, we loved you all so”
Born in the district of Naples Santa Lucia, Carlo Pedersoli, whose father is a businessman from Brescia, comes from a wealthy family. In 1940, while Carlo is 11 years old, the Pedersoli moved to Rome where Carlo is an excellent swimmer and a brilliant student.
After World War II, the family moved again but this time in Rio de Janeiro where the young man abandons his studies and holds various odd jobs: librarian, worker etc … Back in Rome, he resumed studies and courses pool and soon to be noticed by his athleticism.
So much so that it begins at Cinecittà, the legendary Roman studios in epic films ( Quo Vadis ).
After the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, and a seventh league title in Italy – it is the first Italian to go under the minute in a 100m freestyle – he abandoned swimming and returns to South America <. br />
Back then in Rome, where he married the daughter of a film producer, has children and it is only later on, in 1967 – it was then already 38 years old – he shot his first western, God forgives me not , Giuseppe Colizzi, already with Mario Girotti.
He decided then, with his acolyte, to change its name and be called Bud Spencer, in honor of the beer of the same name and the actor Spencer Tracy.
On called Trinita (1970), the duo gets a clear public success that contradict addition, Bud Spencer playing the giant heart of gold, cowboy adventurer defender of widows and orphans , which hits hard but always with a smile.
He had turned for the last time in Singing Behind Screens of Ermanno Olmi, in 2004.
He played in forty movies in total.
The regional elections of 2006, he had appeared in Lazio, the region of Rome, under the label Silvio Berlusconi’s party.
Since then, he had made only rare public appearances, dedicating himself to writing his memoirs.