Louis Zamperini, War Hero and Subject of Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken,’ Dies


Louis Zamperini, the U.S. Olympic track star and World War II hero whose remarkable survival story is the basis for the upcoming Angelina Jolie-directed movie Unbroken, has died at age 97.

Zamperini died Wednesday after a bout with pneumonia, his family said in a statement from Universal Pictures, which is releasing Unbroken in December.

“After a 40-day-long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives,” the statement read. “His indomitable courage and fighting spirit were never more apparent than in these last days.” …

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