Footballer dies due to incurable disease.

Footballer dies due to incurable disease.


taly’s World Cup hero and football legend, Paolo Rossi has died at the age of 64.Italian TV channel RAI Sport, where Rossi had been working as a pundit, announced on Thursday that “Pablito” had died of an “Incurable disease.” While the world is still in mourning for Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, who passed away  last month, death of Rossi came as a shock.

Federica Cappelletti, Rossi’s wife posted a picture of herself with her husband on Instagram with caption, “per sempre” means “forever”. Later, on Facebook she wrote in Italian “There will never be anyone like you, unique, special”. Cappelleti said Rossi passed away in his sleep at hospital after she promised him she would take care of their children and assured him that he “had already done so much.” She further added saying, “He didn’t want to go, but I hugged him hard and I told, ‘Paolo, now go. Enough, you’ve suffered enough. Now leave this body. And then he went to sleep.”

In 1982, Rossi lead the Azzurri to victory at the tournament in Spain, finishing as top scorer and won the 1982 Ballon d’Or award being named as best player in Europe. In the final, he scored six goals including a hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Brazil and the opening goal in a 3-1 win over West Germany. Rossi has also won two Serie A titles and a European Cup and a Coppa Italia while playing with Juventus.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte offered his condolences via a tweet saying that Rossi was a player who “gave a dream to entire generations with his goals in the summer of 1982”.

 Enrico Varriale, RAI sports presenter who worked with the player also tweeted, “Very sad news: Paolo Rossi left us. Unforgettable Pablito, who made us all fall in love in that summer of ’82 and who has been a precious and competent workmate at RAI in recent years. RIP dear Paolo.”