European Parliament President David Sassoli has passed away at age 65. A spokesperson for the European Parliament president confirmed the death of Sassoli in Aviano, Italy, where he was admitted to hospital with immune system complications.
The EU flags are lowered at half-mast in memory of David Sassoli, outstanding President of the European Parliament, passionate European and proud Italian.
David Sassoli, the president of the European parliament, has died at the age of 65. He was admitted to hospital in his native Italy on December 26 after a ‘dysfunction of his immune system’.
What people are saying?
Oliver Varhelyi I am deeply saddened by passing away of David Sassoli. We lost a proud Italian, a passionate European, a true supporter of EU enlargement & neighbourhood policy and a great human being. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Frans Timmermans David Sassoli, EP president and dear friend, has died. I’m at a loss for words. His kindness was an inspiration to all who knew him. My heartfelt sympathies to his family and all his loved ones.