David Sassoli is dead. He was the president of the European Parliament
At the age of 65, the President of the European Parliament, Italian Social Democrat David Sassoli, died on Monday night, said his spokesman Roberto Cuillo.
“David Sassoli died on January 11th at 1:15 am at the CRO (oncology reference center) in Aviano, Italy, where he was hospitalized since December 26,” Cuillo tweeted.
“The date and place of the funeral will be announced in the coming hours,” he added.
On Monday afternoon, Cuillo announced that David Sassoli had been hospitalized “for a serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune system” and that his official actions had been canceled.
David Sassoli, who suffered from leukemia in the past, was hospitalized last fall for serious pneumonia that was not related to the coronavirus.
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