Bernardo Bertolucci Is Dead: Academy Award Winning-Director Passed Away At 77

Oscar-Winning Director Bernardo Bertolucci Dies At 77

  • The Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci died in Rome at 77.
  • His spokesperson confirmed his death to BBC saying he took his last breath at his home surrounded by his family members.
  • Director Bertolucci had been battling cancer for a while and was ill for a short time before he bid farewell.

Reputed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci has died. The Last Tango in Paris director died in Rome at 77.

A spokesperson to the late director confirmed he died of Cancer after a short illness. The spokesperson reported Bertolucci took his last breath at his home surrounded by his family members.

Known for his bold visual style, Bertolucci won two Oscars for directing and co-writing The Last Emperor. His last work as a director was Me and You which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

Born on 16 March 1941, in Parma, Italy, Bertolucci started his career as an a s sistant director to Pier Paolo Pasolini on his film Accattone in 1961. A year later, he directed his first feature La Commare Secca.

Later, he worked on the Revolutino and The Spider's Stratagem, however, it was Last Tango which brought him to the stardom.

Celebrities like Antonio Banderas, Jim Jarmusch, and Clean Bandit took to their Twitter to pay tribute to the late legendary director. Jim Jarmusch wrote addressing the recent death of English director Nicolas Roeg in his tweet where he wrote: "A sad few days as we've just lost two huge inspirations: Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci." Here are some of the tweets:

A sad few days as we've just lost two huge inspirations: Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci. My thoughts fly out to their spirits, and my endless thanks and for their extraordinary films. #NicolasRoeg #BernardoBertolucci

— Jim Jarmusch (@JimJarmusch) November 26, 2018

RIP Bernardo Bertolucci. Thanks for bringing beauty into our life.

— Clean Bandit (@cleanbandit) November 26, 2018

Nos deja un gran hombre de cine, italiano universal y maestro de cineastas.
Gracias por tanto talento.
DEP #BernardoBertolucci

Today leave us a great filmmaker, universal italian and master of filmmakers. thanks for so many talent!
RIP Bernardo #Bertolucci

— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) November 26, 2018

The funeral services will be announced in the coming days.

Rest In Peace Bertolucci!


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