Dino De Laurentiis Dies At Age 91
Posted on Thu Nov 11, 2010 09:10 AM PDT

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BEVERLY HILLS, California (X17online) - Oscar winning Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis died Wednesday night in his Beverly Hills home at the age of 91.

De Laurentiis produced over 500 movies including Serpico, Barbarella, Bitter Rice, and Death Wish. He was also awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Academy Awards in 2001.

Daughter Raffaella De Laurentiis released a statement revealing her father was "surrounded by family" when he died Wednesday night in his home.

De Laurentis is also grandfather to Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis who said earlier today: "My grandfather was a true inspiration. He was my biggest champion in life and a constant source for wisdom and advice. I will miss him dearly."

Dino De Laurentiis will be remembered as a legend of Italian New Wave filmmaking. His cause of death is unknown.

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