Do You Remember Terence Hill’S Young Companion From The Hardhead? He Was His Real Son And Unfortunately His Life Ended Tragically

Advertisement

Terence Hill and his wife, Lori, became parents in 1969 with the birth of their eldest child, Jess Hill, who will turn 54 at the end of November this year. A few years later, they adopted two more children: Ross, an orphan left in a Munich hospital in April 1973, and Mani Wong, a Thai boy, a year later, though he did not move in with the Hill family, according to Zugabubus – Incredible Stories from the Biographical Book.

The couple raised their sons with great love, who later took on roles in some Terence Hill films. For example, Ross appeared in the 1984 film Don Camillo, and three years later he also took part in the filming of The Hardhead, playing the character of Matt. According to the plans, he would have played Billy the kid in Lucky Luke, released in 1991, but unfortunately life intervened.

Ross was a headstrong and stubborn boy, whom his loved ones even gave him a nickname: he became Ross, the boss. When Lucky Luke began filming in New Mexico, the 16-year-old spent a weekend at his parents’ ranch in Stockbridge with his good friend Kevin Lehmann. On January 30, 1990, the boys went back to school by car, which was 200 kilometers away, but unfortunately they never managed to get there. They had only been to Stockbridge when Ross lost control of the car on the icy road. They drifted with the vehicle for twenty meters on the asphalt, then crashed into a tree, Ross died immediately, the doctors in the hospital fought for his friend in vain, unfortunately he also died of his injuries. Five years after the tragedy, Terence Hill spoke to the public about the loss of his son.

Advertisement

“Ross’s death took a toll on me, but I learned to accept the unchangeable. I realized that happiness does not depend on material things. The source of happiness is love and friendship.”

After the tragedy, Hill was unable to even work, they finally finished filming Lucky Luke, for which not only a movie but also an eight-part series was made, the star had several accidents during the filming. The role of Billy the kid was eventually cut from the script for obvious reasons. After that, he was not in front of the cameras for several years, he returned with the 1994 film “Wrestling Until Christmas”, in which fans could see him again after nine years alongside Bud Spencer.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement