He was found dead in his hotel room where he was with Fiorentina ahead of the Serie A game against Udinese.
Oh my god, Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori died in his sleep last night. What absolutely horrible news, condolences to Fiorentina & Astori's family & friends. Just 31 years old man. pic.twitter.com/TdfHyMBNPE
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) March 4, 2018
A tragic event in Italian football. Fiorentina’s captain and Italy national team defender Davide Astori died last night some hours before the match against Udinese scheduled for today. Cause of death still unknown. pic.twitter.com/vZynuJCUzF
— Antonello Guerrera (@antoguerrera) March 4, 2018
Davide Astori is said to have passed away tonight, in his sleep. Fiorentina will not play. I remember seeing him with his wife and baby in the streets of Florence last year. Thoughts go to them and may Davide rest in peace. I'm absolutely shocked. Gobsmacked.
— Federico Manasse (@FedericoManasse) March 4, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori has been found dead in his room of the hotel where he was with Fiorentina ahead of game v Udinese. Death came while on sleep
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) March 4, 2018
The Italian club released the following statement: “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.”
La Fiorentina profondamente sconvolta si trova costretta a comunicare che e' scomparso il suo capitano Davide Astori, colto da improvviso malore.
Per la terribile e delicata situazione, e soprattutto per rispetto della sua famiglia si fa appello alla sensibilità di tutti. pic.twitter.com/bFGnkReWEC
— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) March 4, 2018
Today’s league game versus Udinese has been cancelled.
The midfielder was a stalwart in Italy, playing for the likes of Cagliari, AS Roma and Fiorentina.
He’s also been capped 14 times by the Italian national team, scoring one goal.
Rest in peace, Davide.