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31-year-old Fiorentina captain Davide Astori died suddenly at the team hotel in Udine ahead of the team’s match at Udinese Sunday.

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.

Astori has been with Fiorentina since 2015, after a year at Roma and six years at Cagliari. He earned 14 caps with the Italian national team since 2011, including one in 2017, and scored his first and only international goal against Uruguay in the 2013 Confederations Cup. Per the BBC, Astori leaves behind a wife and a two-year-old daughter.

Upon news breaking of Astori’s death Serie A postponed all matches today.