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Larger-than-life Louis Zamperini Dies at 97i
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July 04, 2014 4:44 AM
Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner, World War II hero, inspirational speaker and the subject of a book and upcoming movie has died in California at the age of 97. His family announced Thursday that he died after fighting pneumonia. Zlatica Hoke reports a film inspired by Zamperini's resilience and directed by Angelina Jolie is due for release late this year.

Larger-than-life Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

Published July 04, 2014

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner, World War II hero, inspirational speaker and the subject of a book and upcoming movie has died in California at the age of 97. His family announced Thursday that he died after fighting pneumonia. Zlatica Hoke reports a film inspired by Zamperini's resilience and directed by Angelina Jolie is due for release late this year.


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