Maintaining his playboy swagger to the end, DeLorean was reportedly dressed in a leather jacket, denim shirt and blue jeans in his casket.
He was cremated, and his ashes were interred in a cemetery in Troy, Michigan, with an image of the DeLorean car on his tombstone.
Actors Alec Baldwin and Lee Pace have portrayed John DeLorean on film
Since John DeLorean’s passing, his story has been rediscovered by a new generation as a fascinating cautionary tale of 80s excess.
As well as being the subject of a number of documentaries, DeLorean’s story has also inspired biopics.
Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin took the title role in 2018’s Framing John DeLorean, a docu-drama detailing DeLorean’s life.
That same year, the biographical drama Driven was released, centred on Jason Sudeikis as drug smuggler-turned-FBI informant Jim Hoffman.
Lee Pace co-starred in Driven as John DeLorean, and the film explores the FBI sting operation against him. The movie has been widely criticised for historical inaccuracy.
Originally Published by – Ben Bussey
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