Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

If you’re just joining us, here’s a recap of what’s been happening since the death of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was announced earlier.

  • Berlusconi has died aged 86, after being readmitted to hospital last week. He had been suffering from chronic leukaemia, and recently had a lung infection
  • A state funeral will be held on Wednesday at Milan Cathedral
  • Current Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, released a video describing him as “one of the most influential men in Italy’s history”
  • Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin released a statement on Berlusconi’s death, writing: “I have always sincerely admired his wisdom”
  • Both AC Milan, which he formerly owned, and AC Monza, who he owned until his death, have paid tributes to Berlusconi

Stay tuned as we bring you more reaction and detail throughout the day.

By Joy

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