The prince of pranksters is gone. Jean-Paul Belmondo died at the age of 88, leaving behind a track record that has earned him to be among the biggest names in cinema.
French cinema is in mourning and has lost one of its stars, Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died on Monday, September 6, his lawyer announced.
“He had been very tired for some time. He died quietly ”, said his lawyer, Me Michel Godest. The man we nicknamed Bébel has shot in 80 films and leaves behind him unforgettable roles: young debut in “Breathless” or hanged from a helicopter over Venice in “The Man from Rio”.
A star of French New Wave cinema, Belmondo turned to mainstream films in the 1960s and became one of the main French heroes of comedy and action.