From 26 December he was hospitalized due to a serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune system
The @EP_President David Sassoli passed away at 1.15 am on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano (PN), Italy, where he was hospitalized. The date and place of the funeral will be communicated in the next few hours.– RobertoCuillo (@robertocuillo) January 11, 2022
Last December Sassoli announced the intention of not to re-run the leadership of the European Parliament.
His last concern was a few days ago that everything would work well in the institutional transition between one president and another at the next plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Cuillo told Sky Tg24.
Journalist, TV presenter, deputy director of Tg1, Sassoli entered politics as a member of the Democratic Party in 2009.
Upon hearing the news of the hospitalization, on Monday 10 January, there were numerous demonstrations of affection expressed by the whole parliamentary arc, by representatives of institutions, party colleagues and friends in Europe and in our country.
The president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen she said she was deeply saddened by the death of a great European and Italian. David Sassoli was a passionate journalist, an extraordinary President of the European Parliament and above all a dear friend. My thoughts go out to his family. Rest in peace dear David added, on Twitter.
Sassoli’s last public message arrived yesterday, when he wanted to express condolences for the death of Silvia Tortora, the eldest daughter of Enzo Tortora and sister of Gaia, who is the deputy director of Tg La7.
On the night between 14 and 15 September last, the president of the EU Parliament was hospitalized in Strasbourg for a pneumonia and he had not been able to preside over the plenary session in which the president of the EU Commission von der Leyen had delivered the speech on the state of the Union. Sassoli in a video message on Twitter had explained that he had been seriously hit by a nasty Legionella pneumonia: I had a very high fever, I was hospitalized in Strasbourg, then I returned to Italy for convalescence. But unfortunately I suffered a relapse and this episode prompted the doctors to recommend a series of analyzes and investigations, which Sassoli had conducted in Italy, remotely presiding over the meetings of the Parliament for the entire month of October, returning in person to the plenary at the end of November.
Pneumonia is an ugly beast the important thing to avoid relapses and convalescence must be adequate he had said to Courier service, in September.