Fiorentina and Italian international Davide Astori has died aged 31 4 years ago

Fiorentina and Italian international Davide Astori has died aged 31

Dreadful news.

Italy international Davide Astori has died at the age of 31, his club Fiorentina have announced.

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

“For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media.”

The centre-half is reported to have passed away in his sleep at the La di Moret hotel in Udine, ahead of his club's game with Udinese.

The 31-year-old was capped 14 times by Italy, joined Fiorentina in 2016 from Cagliari and had made 58 appearances for the club.

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