Leading Celeb Paparazzo Shot to Death in Rome: Report
Daniele Lo Presti — who photographed many celebrities, including Rihanna, Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, and Brad Pitt with a female assistant (supposedly upsetting Angelina Jolie) — was found dead with a bullet in his head in Rome.
According to a March 1 report in The Daily Mail, the 42-year-old was discovered lying in a pool of blood in the middle of the street in broad daylight. An officer attached to the investigation told the site, "'He was killed with a single shot from a small caliber weapon. It could be he fell foul of a Mafia crime family or someone else who really didn't want their picture taken."
A police spokesperson added that the deceased was a well-known paparazzo photographer and "his scoops embarrassed many people" so they weren't ruling out a connection between his work and his death. But none of his celeb subjects were suggested to be involved in the shooting.