It has been exactly 31 long years since Sergio Leone died in Rome on April 30, 1989 at the age of 60. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Today, fans of Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in America, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Leone, a cultural icon
Born in Rome on January 3, 1929, Sergio Leone's career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in Italian history. Leone was not just a great director, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 31 years since the tragic loss of Sergio Leone and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Sergio Leone is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Sergio Leone.
Sergio Leone career in pictures
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