Davide Astori, Italy's ACF Fiorentina Captain, Dies At Age 31: Cause of Death?

Updated On 04 Mar, 2018 Published On

Davide Astori, the captain of Italy's ACF Fiorentina football club, has died of cardiac arrest by natural causes and he was 31, multiple sources have confirmed.

He was found dead in a hotel room in Udine, where the team had been due to face Udinese later on Sunday. Davide's mortal remains were taken to hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Antonio De Nicolo, the Udine prosecutor, said,

The belief is that the player died of a cardiac arrest by natural causes.

He continued,

It is strange that such a thing should happen to a professional who is so closely monitored without there being any warning signs.











In Italy, professional footballers are said to undergo regular health checks every six months.

Davide, father a 2-year-old daughter, had been capped 14 times by Italy and had a professional career for 12 years.

The center-back started out at AC Milan, where the pro footballer never played a Serie A match, before moving to Cagliari, the club where he made his big breakthrough.



Davide made 174 appearances for the Sardinians in a six years spell, during which he made his national team debut.