Italian Actor Bud Spencer Dies At The Age Of 86

His first name was inspired by a beer and his last name was in honour of his favourite star, Spencer Tracy.

Updated29 Jun 2016, 04:30 AM IST
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Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the “good giant,” for punching bad guys on screen in a long series of spaghetti westerns, has died in Italy. He was 86.

Born in Naples as Carlo Pedersoli, he adopted the stage name Bud Spencer — his first name inspired by a beer and the last to honour his favourite star, Spencer Tracy.

Spencer, who had a law degree, made his name in unmistakably lowbrow films. Some of them include “Al di la’ della legge” (Beyond the Law) in 1968; “Lo chiamavano Trinita” (They Call Me Trinity) in 1970; “Watch Out, We’re Mad,” in 1974; “Io sto con gli ippopotami” (I’m for the Hippotamus) in 1979.

His son Giuseppe Pedersoli declared that his father died peacefully Monday evening, without revealing medical details.

Here’s how the film fraternity mourned the death of Spencer.

(With AP inputs.)

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Published: 28 Jun 2016, 04:13 PM IST

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