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.
The @EP_President David Sassoli passed away at 1.15 am on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano( PN), Italy, where he was hospitalized. The date and place of the funeral will be communicated in the next few hours.
— RobertoCuillo (@robertocuillo) January 11, 2022
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.