Gianni Giansanti



Age: 52


Summary: award-winning Italian photographer who snapped candid shots of Pope John Paul II during his pilgrimages and was a 21-year-old free-lancer just breaking into photography during the years of Italian domestic terrorism when he shot the 1978 image that for many captured the horror of that era, the bullet-riddled body of Aldo Moro, kidnapped former Italian Christian Democrat premier, in the trunk of a parked car.



Cause of Death: Bone cancer


Born: 1956


Died: March 18, 2009


Location: Rome, Italy