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EU Parliament President David Sassoli dies aged 65

David Sassoli has passed on. File Photo

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European Parliament President David Sassoli died at 65 in Italy early Tuesday, his spokesperson has said.

Sassoli passed away at 1:15 a.m. (0015 GMT) at a hospital in the city of Aviano, Italy, spokesperson Roberto Cuillo tweeted.

 

On Monday, Cuillo said the well-known Italian politician had been hospitalized for more than 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.

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Xinhua

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