Legendary playboy who slept with 'more than 6,000 women' dies while having sex with woman 40 years younger

According to reports, the Mayor of Rimini, where Maurizio Zanfanti hails from, said in a statement that Italy had lost 'a legend of the night'


                            Legendary playboy who slept with 'more than 6,000 women' dies while having sex with woman 40 years younger

According to a recent report in the New York Post, an Italian playboy has died at the age of 63 while he was having sex with a 23-year-old tourist. The man, Maurizio Zanfanti, also popularly known as the Romeo of Rimini, had claimed to have slept with more than 6,000 women after earning fame as a nightclub promoter in the beachside city in the 1970s.

The reports state that Zanfanti was entertaining a tourist from Romania when he suffered a fatal heart attack in the back of a car on Tuesday night. It was the shocked woman who called the paramedics for help, but Zanfanti could not be revived.

Local media declared that it was the way the man once called 'Italy’s most successful lover' would have wanted to go. "Zanza died after doing what he did best — loving women," reported Il Resto Del Carlino, a newspaper based in Bologna.



 

Reports also quoted the Mayor of Rimini who issued a statement that said Italy had lost "a legend of the night." 

Zanfanti started his illustrious career at age 17 in 1972 while working for a nightclub called Blow Up. It was his primary job to chat up mainly German and Scandinavian tourists in the street and persuade them to come inside. Moreover, it is said that it was impossible to resist his olive skin, long flowing locks, and hairy chest.

Soon, Zanfanti began to boast that in a successful summer in his prime, he could sleep with around 200 women. And once the summers were over, he would spend his winters in Scandinavia working for tourist agencies.



 

With time, tales of his sexual exploits became so famous that some of his lovers erected a wax statue of him in a Swedish town. The man also became the subject of huge media profiles, and in 1986, the Italian newspaper L’Espresso named Zanfanti 'Italy’s most successful lover'.

Once, Zanfanti even claimed that he had managed to seduce a woman, a French reporter, sent to interview him. And only a couple of years ago, he was a guest of honor at a Rimini nightclub, where a group of Swedish women who had visited in the 1980s flew in for a reunion.

His final interview was with a German newspaper called Bild in 2014, where he announced his retirement and said: "At 59, I’m getting too old for it."