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02 November 2020 12:33

Gigi Proietti

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 2 - Much-loved Italian comedian and cinema and theatre actor Gigi Proietti has died, his family said on Monday, his 80th birthday. Proietti had been admitted to hospital a few days ago and passed away after suffering a major heart attack, sources said. One of his most memorable works is the film Febbre da Cavallo, an Italian cinema classic in which he portrays a luckless gambling addict. Although best-known for his comedy work, Proietti was also highly cultured and, among other things, he was the director of the Rome Globe, a reconstruction of Shakespeare's theatre. (ANSA).

Italian comedy great Gigi Proietti dies