Share on StockTwits

Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film “Unbroken,” has died at age 97. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said on Thursday in a statement released by Universal Pictures, the studio behind the film. “It is a loss impossible to describe,” said Angelina Jolie, who is directing the film. “We are all so grateful for how enriched our lives are for having known him.

“U.S. War Hero Louis Zamperini, Inspiration For ‘Unbroken,’ Dead At 97″ is categorized as “world”. This video was licensed from Grab Networks. For additional video content, click the “video” tab at the top of this page.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades via Email - Stay on top of analysts' coverage with Analyst Ratings Network's FREE daily email newsletter that provides a concise list of analysts' upgrades and downgrades. Click here to register now.