U.S. War Hero Louis Zamperini, Inspiration For ‘Unbroken,’ Dead At 97
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.
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