Bud Spencer was an Italian actor, filmmaker and professional swimmer. He was known for past roles in action-comedy films together with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. Growing from a successful swimmer in his youth, he got a degree in law, and has registered several patents. Spencer also became a certified commercial airline and helicopter pilot, and supports and funds many children’s charities, including the Spencer Scholarship Fund.
With our deepest regrets, we have to tell you that Bud is flying to his next journey.
Fam. Pedersoli pic.twitter.com/nHjEUyM7uE
— Bud Spencer Official (@budspencerweb) June 27, 2016
Image via Youtube
The news of his death was published moments before on the Italian online Newspapper La Republica where you can find more updates about it here.