European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at age 65

Source: ABC News

“David Sassoli, an Italian journalist who worked his way up in politics while defending the downtrodden and repressed to become president of the European Union’s parliament, died at a hospital in Italy early Tuesday. He was 65. European Council President Charles Michel called Sassoli a ‘sincere and passionate European. We already miss his human warmth, his generosity, his friendliness and his smile.’ No details were provided in a tweet by Sassoli’s spokesperson, Roberto Cuillo. Sassoli, a socialist, had been hospitalized since Dec. 26 because of abnormal functioning of his immune system, Cuillo said in a statement released the day before Sassoli’s death.” (01/11/22)