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Italy: Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies following 'sudden illness'01:36

Italy: Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies following 'sudden illness'

Italy, Udine
March 4, 2018 at 18:56 GMT -00:00 · Published

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori was found dead on Sunday morning in a hotel in Udine hours ahead of a Serie A match. The body of Astori, 31, was found by the club physiotherapist. He was with the team in the north-east town of Udine, where he was supposed to play against local side Udinese. The cause of death has not yet been determined, although Italian officials have said it's likely he died of a heart attack. His club tweeted that he died following a "sudden illness." All Serie A and Serie B matches on Sunday have been cancelled as a mark of respect.Astori played for AC Milan at youth level and become known for his long spell at Cagliari. He had been with Fiorentina since 2016, after spending one year at Roma. He played 14 international matches for Italy, scoring one goal. He was living with his girlfriend Francesca Fioretti with whom he had a two year old daughter.

Italy: Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies following 'sudden illness'01:36
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Fiorentina captain Davide Astori was found dead on Sunday morning in a hotel in Udine hours ahead of a Serie A match. The body of Astori, 31, was found by the club physiotherapist. He was with the team in the north-east town of Udine, where he was supposed to play against local side Udinese. The cause of death has not yet been determined, although Italian officials have said it's likely he died of a heart attack. His club tweeted that he died following a "sudden illness." All Serie A and Serie B matches on Sunday have been cancelled as a mark of respect.Astori played for AC Milan at youth level and become known for his long spell at Cagliari. He had been with Fiorentina since 2016, after spending one year at Roma. He played 14 international matches for Italy, scoring one goal. He was living with his girlfriend Francesca Fioretti with whom he had a two year old daughter.

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