Legendary Designer Marcello Gandini Has Died

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Marcello Gandini, legendary designer responsible for numerous Italian cars, has died, according to RaiNews, Italy’s state-owned news outlet. He was 85 years old.

Gandini was best-known for his work with Lamborghini, where he was responsible for designing poster cars like the Miura, the Countach, and the Diablo. He was also the designer behind icons like the Lancia Stratos, the Bugatti EB110, and the Fiat X1/9.

The Turin-born designer created his most famous designs while working at Italian design house Bertone from the mid-1960s until 1980, penning the lines for cars like the Alfa Romeo Montreal, the Maserati Khamsin, and the Ferrari 308 GT4.

A funeral chapel is being organized in Gandini’s Almese design studio, set to be held Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time, according to RaiNews. The funeral itself is expected to be held on Friday evening or Saturday.

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