The captain of Fiorentina found dead

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The captain of Fiorentina, Davide Astori, has been found dead in the hotel room at La Di Moret Hotel in Udine. He left a 2-year old daughter

The whole country is deeply sad for this tragic event. Giovanni Malagó announced that the 7 matches scheduled for this Sunday will be postponed. Also, the Italian Federation informed that, by the will of the extraordinary commissioner, Roberto Fabbricini, all the official football competitions taking place this Sunday will keep a minute of silence

Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died,” read a club statement.

A spokesperson from AFP said that they are “waiting for the autopsy” in order to give further explanation. However, it is said that the player suffered a cardiac arrest during the night. Early in the morning, he was supposed to go down to take breakfast with his teammates, but he never showed up. “So they went to check on him. Davide was sleeping in a room on his own. The body has been taken for an autopsy, which I think will be conducted today.” Said Arturo Mastronardi.

The defender, was born on January 7, 1987 in San Giovanni Bianco, in the province of Bergamo (north). He enjoyed a 12-year career in serie A (First Division). He joined the Tuscan club in the summer of 2015 and played 106 games with the Viola shirt, becoming a team leader. He was captain of Florentina.