Gaetano Bernardi


Age: 80

Italian retired agriculturist and manager of the historic winery Cantina dei Falalani in L'Aquila, Italy who was among one of more than 250 people reported missing and feared dead following the devastating April 6 L'Aquila earthquake that killed over 300 people and injured at least 1,500 others including his twin brother Vincenzo Bernardi when a powerful 6.3-magnitude quake struck the mountainous region of Abruzzo in central Italy and destroyed or damaged thousands of buildings in several towns and villages surrounding the medieval city of L'Aquila, Italy near the epicenter of the quake, in which it became the worst deadliest earthquake to hit Italy in three decades since the 1980 Irpinia earthquake when 2,735 people died in one of the 6.9-magnitude quakes that struck southern Italy and caused widespread damage in nearby Naples.

Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake

Born: October 26, 1928

Died: April 6, 2009

L'Aquila, Italy