Serie A club Fiorentina have announced the shocking death of their captain Davide Astori.
The Italian player died at the age of 31 on Sunday.
According to reports, Astori was found dead at the La di Moret Hotel ahead of Fiorentina’s Serie A clash with Udinese on Sunday.
The clash at the Stadio Friuli has subsequently been cancelled.
“Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died,” the club announced in a short statement on Twitter.
“For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media.”