Acclaimed Italian cinematographer TONINO DELLI COLLI was found dead in his Rome apartment on Wednesday (17AUG05). He was 81.

Delli Colli worked on more than 130 movies, including THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY and Life is Beautiful, and worked with renowned directors Roman Polanski, Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini.

Delli Colli retired in 1997 after working on Roberto Benigni's Oscar-winning film as director of photography.

He is survived by his son STEFANO.