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Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi dies at 86

The politician passed away at Milan’s San Raffaele hospital on Sunday, according to reports

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi died at the age of 86, local media have reported.

He had been admitted to San Raffaele hospital in Milan on Friday. There were no official reports on his health since then, but Corriere della Sera had claimed that his condition was “very serious.”

According to RAI broadcaster, the children of the Forza Italia party leader arrived at the hospital shortly before reports of his death emerged.


Berlusconi served as Italy’s prime minister in four governments between 1994 and 1995, 2001 and 2006, and from 2008 to 2011. This made him the country’s longest-serving premier since the dictator Benito Mussolini.

He was a prominent media tycoon, who founded the Mediaset television group, and owned AC Milan football club from 1986 until 2017.

June 12, 2023 at 02:13PM


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