Davide Astori: a player, a friend, a father, a legend.

Tears flooded down the eyes of every football fan around the world after the news reporting the demise of Fiorentina skipper Davide Astori on Sunday morning. Davide was due to sign a new contract deal with his present club after some days but his demise has shocked his family, his teammates, his club, and his fans.

Social media flooded with the condolences and tribute to the Italian international. Fiorentina was to play Udinese but the game has been postponed after the tragic incident. All the games of Seria A which were to be held on Sunday were postponed in due respect to the late David Astori. An autopsy is due to determine the precise cause of the death of the Italian international.

Astori has been capped 14 times for Italian team.

Davide Astori’s national teammate Pirlo, Totti, Buffon all took to the social media to give their condolences.

Totti tweeted: “Shocked, incredulous and speechless for this tragedy. They are close to Davide’s family and friends.”

Pirlo posted a photo of himself alongside Astori, said: “Without words. In the end, they always leave the best… good trip my friend. RIP.”

Italy’s legendary goalkeeper Buffon wrote: “You have a young wide and family members who are suffering, but especially your little girl, deserves to know that her father was in all respects a perfect person… a great perfect person.”

Rest in Heaven Davide Astori( 1987-2018).