European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at 65

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European Parliament President David Sassoli died early Tuesday morning at the age of 65. announced his spokesman.

“The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, died on January 11th at 1:15 am in the hospital in Aviano, Italy, where he was hospitalized,” said Roberto Cuillo. said on twitter.

Sassoli has been hospitalized since December 26 “because of a serious complication due to a malfunction of the immune system,” his office said on Monday.

Sassoli was admitted to a hospital in Strasbourg in September for treatment for severe pneumonia.

“What a great shock and a great loss,” MEP Ismail Ertug said in one tweet. “He left us too early. My condolences to his family! Dear David, rest in peace! “

MEP Paolo Borchia said he was “stunned by the death” of his Italian compatriot.


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