Louis Zamperini, ‘Unbroken’ Olympian and war hero, dies at 97 

July 3, 2014 1:06 PM

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Louis Zamperini, ‘Unbroken’ Olympian and war hero, dies at 97 

Zamperini died of pneumonia in Los Angeles early Thursday. The former Olympic track star and WWII hero's extraordinary story is the focus of the upcoming Angelina Jolie-directed film, 'Unbroken,' based on the book of the same name.

Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic runner and war hero who survived 47 days at sea and three years in a Japanese POW camp after his plane crashed in the Pacific during World War II, died of pneumonia late Wednesday.

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