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