Serie A: Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori died of heart attack on Sunday 4 March 2018

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It is a sad day for Italian football.  Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori, 31 years old, has died on Sunday 4 March 2018 at the La di Moret Hotel in Udine, Italy.  Italian Soccer Serie A Blog sends the condolences to his family. “Only God knows what the family is feeling in their heart, and only God can restore their spirit.  My prayers for his family to find comfort after Astori’s sudden death.”

As reported, Astori died in his hotel room just hours before their league clash with Udinese valid for the Serie A Week 27 scheduled at 15:00. The Lega Serie A has postponed all the games on Sunday in respect of Astori’s memory. Astori leaves a wife and his two-year-old daughter.

  • Astori was born on January 7, 1987 in San Giovanni Bianco, Italy.  Professionally, Astori came through the youth system at AC Milan before joining Cagliari in 2008. Astori joined Fiorentina from Cagliari in August 2015 and became Fiorentina Captain for the 2017-2018 Serie A Season. Astori made 25 appearances this season and a total of 58 appearances, the last one was in the Serie A Week 26, Fiorentina 1 – 0 Chievo Verona at the Artemio Franchi Stadium. Astori, capped 14 times by Italy National Team. Astori played on loan at AS Roma and on a permanent basis after six years as a Cagliari player.

Fiorentina Club made the announcement through their official website and social networks.

Davide Astori, 1987-2018 (Fiorentina website)

04/03/2018 12:57

Fiorentina are heartbroken to announce that club captain Davide Astori has passed away suddenly.

Out of respect for Astori’s family, we ask for privacy at this tragic time.

Fiorentina, in memory of Captain Davide Astori

The last video showing Captain Davide Astori on their way to Udine on Saturday March 3, 2018

Video when Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli presented Davide Astori as Fiorentina Captain

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Ex-teammate Andrea Lazzari

Ex-teammate Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan – Italy)

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Ex-teammate Manuel Pasqual

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