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Livorno's Morosini dies of heart attack
by Paul Kennedy, April 15th, 2012 12:55AM

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[ITALY] Italian Piermario Morosini, 25, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack and collapsing on the field during Livorno's Serie B match at Pescara. All matches in Italy were canceled after news of Morosini's death. Both his parents had died when he was a teenager and his brother died shortly thereafter.

Morosini fell to the ground in the first half of the match and tried unsuccessfully to get up several times.

A defibrillator was used on Morosini, and his heart massaged, but he never regained consciousness.

He was taken to Pescara's Santo Spirito Hospital, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him for more than an hour.

The ambulance's access to the field was blocked by a parked car, but it is not known if it would have made a difference.

Morosini's death came less than a month after Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered cardiac arrest during a game in England but was miraculously resuscitated.

"They are things which mark you and change your life," Morosini said in 2005 following the death of his parents. "But at the same time, they instill in your body so much anger and help you to always give everything to realize what was also my parents' dream."

Morosini started out at Atalanta, then moved to Udinese, before having loan spells at various clubs.

He is survived by a disabled sister. Officials of both Livorno and Udinese announced plans to set up a trust to support her.



1 comment
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: April 16, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.
    Very sad.


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