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Giorgio Albertazzi, the great King of the Italian theater, died at 92
Giorgio Albertazzi, one of the most important actors of the Italian theater, passed the way this morning at the age of 92. The actor was in Tuscany in the house of his wife Pia de ‘Tolomei, whom he married in 2007. The last appearances were in the theater with The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest and Memoirs of Hadrian. Lately He was suffering of heart problems and his heart stopped beating at 9 am.
The debut of Albertazzi, born in 1923, dates back to 1949 with Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, directed by the maestro Luchino Visconti. In 1951 he made his debut in cinema with the film “Article 519 Criminal Code” by Leonardo Cortese, then continued with a countless number of big productions.
The great success and popularity, however, came with radio and television since 1954, when he starred in the drama Crime and Punishment for RAI.
“Today we lost a classical and different artist,” said Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, remembering him from the opening of the Biennale in Venice. The Mourning were joined by the Italian President Sergio Mattarella: “Giorgio Albertazzi was one of the foremost artists of the theater and the contemporary Italian cinema,” then continuing, “his interpretations of the great classics remain a milestone in the history of entertainment. Albertazzi, who dedicated his entire existence to theater, has been a point of reference and teacher for generations of actors and directors. “