Astori’s cause of death solved
Davide Astori died a natural death. This results in the autopsy. On Wednesday his body will be laid out in Florence.
Italian international Davide Astori died a natural death. The autopsy on Tuesday revealed that the captain of the first division club AC Florence died after a cardiac arrest. Subsequently, the Udine prosecutor’s office granted permission to return the body to the family.
The body is to be laid out in Florence on Wednesday so that fans can pay their last respects to Astori. The funeral service will take place on Thursday at the Santa Croce Basilica in Florence.
Already on Tuesday many fans flocked to the stadium “Franchi” of Florence and put down flags, candles and flowers. Also trainer Stefano Piloi, general manager Pantaleo Corvino and the entire team were there.
31-year-old Astori was found dead in his hotel room last Sunday before the match at Udinese Calcio. Afterwards, the public prosecutor’s office initiated the investigation of unknown persons. However, there had not been any signs of debt from the outset.
In honour of the defender, his Florence club and his former club Cagliari Calcio have decided not to give away the 13th jersey, numbered Astoris.