Man Nicknamed 'Italy's Most Famous Lover' Dies 'During Sex' Aged 63
One of Italy's most famous playboys, known as the 'Romeo of Rimini' has died at the age of 63 whilst reportedly having sex with a 23-year-old tourist.
Maurizio Zanfanti claimed to have had sex with more than 6,000 women during his years as a nightclub promoter. He began working in Rimini, a seaside city in Northern Italy, during the 1970s.
This Tuesday, he was - shall we say - 'entertaining' a guest from Eastern Europe when he succumbed to a fatal heart attack, reports the Daily Mail.
Naturally, his partner at the time was quite shocked by this new development and called paramedics to the scene. Sadly, they were unable to revive him. Reports in the Italian media have said that he went out the way he would have wanted to.
Back in the 1970s, Zanfanti made his name aged just 17 working for a nightclub called Blow Up. Basically, his role was to stand in the street chatting to women and trying to entice them to come into the club.
He was good at his job. He was DAMN good at his job.
With a lovely tan, long fair hair, and a chest wig - come on, it was the 1970s - he managed to seduce many women over the years.
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In fact, he claimed that in a good summer he could bed as many as 200 women. Over a career of 30 years, that's probably where the 6,000 figure comes from. The maths checks out.
Whilst it wasn't the summer season, he would spend his time working for tourist agencies in Scandinavia, in fact, some of his partners in Sweden once erected (tee hee) a statue of him
In his final interview, with the German paper Bild, back in 2014, he claimed: "At 59, I'm getting too old for it."
Well, it doesn't look like he was at that stage, given what we now know, but he certainly was last Tuesday.
To be fair, it seems as if he lived his life to the fullest and certainly won many admirers around the world. Swedish women don't just put up a statue of anyone.
In 1986, the Italian newspaper L'Espresso called him 'Italy's most famous lover'. That's a proud title to carry around with you.
You'd have to imagine there is a bit of competition for that title, too.
So, fair play to Maurizio Zanfanti. He's gone now, but he was never anything but devoted to his craft.
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