DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Lucio Fulci (aged 68)
“The Godfather of Gore”
Lucio Fulci (17 June 1927 – 13 March 1996) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor.
DEATH: Lucio Fulci died alone, in his sleep, in his apartment in Rome at around 2 P.M. on the afternoon of March 13, 1996, from diabetes-related complications at the age of 68. Toward the end of his life, Fulci had lost his house and was forced to move into a small apartment. Since Fulci had been so despondent in his later years, some believed that he may have intentionally allowed himself to die by not taking his diabetes medications, but this is controversial.Dario Argento paid for Fulci’s funeral arrangements.