Legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis has passed away in Los Angeles aged 91.

His daughter Raffaella De Laurentiis said in a statement that her father was surrounded by family when he died at his home in Beverly Hills. She did not give a cause of death.

“Cinema has lost one of its greats,” the BBC quoted Walter Veltroni, former mayor of Rome and a founder of the International Rome Film Festival, as saying.

“The name of Dino De Laurentiis is tied to the history of cinema,” Veltroni added.

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