U.S. war hero Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97

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(Reuters) - Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film 'Unbroken,' has died at age 97, Universal Pictures said in a statement. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said in a statement released by the film studio. 'Louis was truly one of a kind,' Universal Pictures said. Angelina Jolie, who directed the upcoming film based on the 2010 book detailing his life by Laura Hillenbrand, expressed her sadness about Zamperini's death in a statement released by Universal Pictures.

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