Bud Spencer, an actor and filmmaker who appeared in a number of spaghetti Westerns, died Monday in Rome, BBC News reports. He was 86.
The report quotes Spencer’s son saying the actor died peacefully “and did not suffer from pain.”
“Spencer, whose real name was Carlo Pedersoli, was known among his fans as the ‘big friendly giant’ of the screen because of his height and weight,” the BBC reports. “The actor, who was also a professional swimmer, appeared in more than 20 films from the 1950s to the 1980s.”
Spencer, who was Italian, often appeared as “part of a double act alongside Terence Hill — whose real name was Mario Girotti,” the report notes.
Spencer’s movies included “Double Trouble,” “Go For It,” “Ace High,” “They Call Me Trinity” and “A Friend is a Treasure.”
Here’s a compilation of Bud Spencer “highlights” consisting mainly of fight sequences, with the bulk of the dialogue in Italian …