Actors, directors, friends, colleagues united in remembering with great affection and pain the figure of an extraordinary protagonist of theater, cinema and in general of Italian culture for over half a century.
The disappearance of Gigi Proietti sparked the condolences of an entire country, at the forefront of personalities from the world of entertainment and beyond, who have remembered the crucial figure for over half a century of Italian theater and cinema. Messages of encouragement followed one another throughout the night, while the news of his worsening in the clinic for a heart problem spread, which became memories and greetings once his death was official, right at dawn, on the day he would have turned 80. years.
“There could be no worse awakening,” he wrote Riva Pavone. “Today, on the day of his 80th birthday, Gigi Proietti has left us forever. I loved the talent but also the humanity of this man with whom I had the great joy of working. Goodbye Gigi. We will miss you very much ”.
“Hello Master and friend”, the greeting of Alessandro Gassman, with a photo from the film The Prize, in which he played the son.
So wrote the director on twitter Giovanni Veronesi, “Like Shakespeare, you too dear Gigi died on your birthday. It is a practice that is left to wise men. My humble memory is that of a dinner at Arbore’s house where you said you liked the ogre of fairy tales. Farewell and thanks for everything “.
Director Riccardo Milani he recalled it with a few, heartfelt words. “Luck is the privilege of having been your contemporary “.” Without words … This time we all do the bow to #gigiproietti “, are the words of Fabio Fazio.