The Corsican actor Pierre Massimi died Friday, October 11 in Bastia, France at the age of 78, according to his entourage who told the news to AFP, confirming information Corse-Matin. He appeared in some forty films and was the hero of popular television series in the 1960s and 70s, such as “Belle and Sebastian”. Born July 27, 1935 in Calenzana (Haute-Corse), Pierre Massimi died in a Bastia hospital of an undisclosed disease.
The former student of the Ecole Centrale de Paris, he gave up a career as an engineer to follow his passion for theater and cinema. After attending the Cours Simon in the capital, he was offered his first role in the 1956 film “Si Paris m'était conté” by Sacha Guitry. Massimi would go on to appear in forty films, often as a police detective, working for directors such as Sergio Gobbi, Georges Lautner, Yves Boisset and Michel Boisrond .
In the 1960s and '70s, he was also the star of TV series to great success as “Belle and Sebastian”, and “Fontcouverte Secrets of the Red Sea” inspired by the work of Henry Monfreid.
Pierre Massimi had retired in Corsica in 1990, here he commuted in air transport by helicopter for a few years, Corsica by Net Info .