Following the autopsy, it has been confirmed that Fiorentina captain Davide Astori passed away due to cardiac arrest.
Astori’s heartbeat slowed down until, unfortunately, coming to a stop. Extensive tests will be done to understand the cause of why Astori’s heart gave out.
Funeral arrangements have been set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.
In addition, Fiorentina and Cagliari both announced today that they will retire the number 13 shirt, which Astori wore for both clubs. A minute of silence will also be held in his memory before each Champions League and Europa League match this week.