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Sofia Chegodaeva. Sputnik International
Born in 1933 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of Paris, Belmondo was one of the greatest French film stars who shone brightest between the Sixties and the Eighties.
French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo has died at the age of 88, AFP reported, citing his lawyer.
Netizens have been paying their last respects to the legendary actor.
Before developing an interest in acting, Belmondo had a brief sports career as an amateur boxer. He was also one of the founders of the Paris Saint-Germain football club, which is why his death is being mourned not only by film fans.
"Jean-Paul Belmondo is dead. Sports lover, boxer in his youth, tennis player on occasion, he stood at the origin of the creation of PSG and former vice-president of the club, he died at the age of 88."
🔴 Jean-Paul Belmondo est mort. Amoureux de sport, boxeur dans sa jeunesse, tennisman à l'occasion, à l'origine de la création du PSG et ancien vice-président du club, il est décédé à l'âge de 88 ans.
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) September 6, 2021
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