Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday.“Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the Serie A club said on Twitter.
The 31-year-old, who leaves behind a two-year-old daughter, was in Udine to prepare for Sunday’s match against Udinese, which has been postponed.
— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) 4 Μαρτίου 2018
The club called on the media to respect Astori’s family in what it called a “terrible and delicate situation”. The Italian league postponed all matches.
The game between Udinese and Fiorentina, where Astori was due to play,..had been called off in the morning, as had the early kick off between Genoa-Cagliari, which was abandoned when players learned the news while warming on the pitch.