He was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday morning
It’s bear to say life is a gift that can be revoked any moment, the thought of this should humble us. It’s the story of a man who arrives at the beautiful La Di Moret hotel, have some team meetings, a team dinner and go back to his room. As a team Captain and one of the oldest player, there’s no roommate. He couldn’t find sleep at the right time, he set up PlayStation. A teammate (Goal Keeper Marco Sportiello) joins to play for an hour or so (boastful of their tactics) then he leaves, says goodnight not knowing it’s his last wish and sight of Davide. The next day (The day he’s been waiting. the fans were waiting too – he never wakes up.
A club statement released by La Viola read: “Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died.
“For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media.”
Viola players will return to Florence on a charter plane. However, their leader, the man that Stefano Pioli’s young side look to set the example, won’t be with them.
The entire Italian Football were set emotionally ablaze by the sad news which forced the postponement of all Sunday schedule Seria A league Matches.
He Joined the list of Professional Footballers taken from us in the midst of their playing career the list which include Chinedu Udoji of Kano Pillars (who was the captain) died in an auto crash last month etc
Born in San Giovanni Bianco, in Bergamo on January 7 1987.
Astori was a product of AC Milan Academy . Featured for Pizzighettone, Cagliari and Roma before moving to Fiorentina in summer 2015. He had 109 appearances for the Fiorence club and was just handed the responsibility of team captain early this season. He enjoyed 14 international cap for the Italian national side also known as the Azurri.
He married actress Francesca Fioretti the union produced a two-year-old daughter named Victoria.
May his soul rest in peace.
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