Italian film star Giuliano Gemma was killed in a car crash on Tuesday (01Oct13).

The 75 year old was involved in a collision near Rome, Italy. He was taken to hospital but died shortly after his arrival.

After working as a stuntman, he began acting in 1962. He became famous for his roles in spaghetti westerns, appearing in films such as A Pistol for Ringo, Blood for a Silver Dollar and Day of Anger.

He went on to win the David di Donatello, Italy's equivalent of the Oscar, for his performance in Desert of Tartars in 1976.