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Notorious Italian Playboy Who Slept with 6,000 Women Dies While Having Sex

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Maurizio Zanfanti originally gained notoriety as a nightclub promoter in the 1970s at age 17. However, his reputation soon included another facet, as Zanfanti claimed he could sleep with 200 women during a single summer, leading him to become the country’s most famous lothario and earning him the nickname the Romeo of Rimini.

Zanfanti, one could argue, died doing what he loved. The 63-year-old playboy was having sex with a 23-year-old eastern European tourist at his home when he suffered a heart attack on Tuesday night.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, the woman contacted paramedics, but they were unable to revive Zanfanti.

Zanfanti began his career at the Blow Up nightclub at age 17. His job was to persuade young women to come to the club.

He often boasted that, during a successful summer, he could do more than just direct young women into the venue; he could also sleep with around 200 of them.

During the winter, he spent time working for tourist agencies in Scandinavia. Zanfanti’s reputation continued there, and some of his lovers even had a wax statue erected of him, displaying it in a Swedish town.

By 1986, L’Espresso, an Italian newspaper, dubbed Zanfanti “Italy’s most successful lover.”

While Zanfanti appeared to declare his intention to retire from the lifestyle in 2014, stating, “At 59, I’m getting too old for it,” it seems retirement didn’t suit him.