Brussels: European Parliament President David Sassoli (65) died in Italy on Tuesday, spokesperson Roberto Cuillo said.
Sassoli passed away at 1:15 am (0015 GMT) at a hospital in the city of Aviano, Italy, the spokesperson tweeted.
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On Monday, Cuillo said the well-known Italian politician had been hospitalized for over two weeks due to a serious complication relating to immune system dysfunction.
Sassoli was elected president of the European Parliament in 2019 and his term of office would have expired in days.