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David Sassoli
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Official portrait, 2019
President of the European Parliament
In office
3 July 2019 – 11 January 2022
Vice President
Preceded by Antonio Tajani
Succeeded by Roberta Metsola
Member of the European Parliament
for Central Italy
In office
14 July 2009 – 11 January 2022
Personal details
David Maria Sassoli

(1956-05-30)30 May 1956
Florence, Italy
Died 11 January 2022(2022-01-11) (aged 65)
Aviano, Italy
Political party Democratic
Other political
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Spouse(s) Alessandra Vittorini
Children 2
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David Maria Sassoli (30 May 1956 – 11 January 2022) was an Italian politician and journalist. He was the President of the European Parliament from July 2019 until his death in January 2022. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He first became a member of the European Parliament in July 2009. Before entering politics, he worked for newspaper Il Giorno and as a news reporter for TG3 and TG1.

Sassoli was born in Florence. He was married to Alessandra Vittorini, and had two children. He was a fan of football club Fiorentina.

In September 2021, Sassoli was taken to a hospital in Strasbourg, Germany, for pneumonia. In December 2021, he was again taken to a hospital, this time in Aviano because of problems with his immune system. Sassoli died there on 11 January 2022 from problems caused by multiple myeloma, aged 65.

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