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

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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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