Italy international, Davide Astori has been reported dead.
Astori was found dead in his hotel room at the La di Moret hotel in Udine ahead of Fiorentina’s game with Udinese at the Stadio Friuli, his club Fiorentina announced.
The clash at the Stadio Friuli has subsequently been cancelled.
Astori, who was captain of Fiorentina, passed away in his sleep overnight on Saturday evening at the age of 31.
“Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died
“For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media.”read a club statement.
The defender enjoyed a 12-year career in Serie A having started his career at AC Milan before spending six years with Cagliari.