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Morosini’s coffin in stadium for final salute

LIVORNO, Italy, April 17 – Thousands of fans attended a memorial ceremony on Tuesday at the home stadium in Tuscany of footballer Piermario Morosini, who died suddenly of a heart attack during a game on Saturday.

Morosini’s coffin was driven around the ground in a silver-coloured hearse for one final salute as fans wearing his number 25 jersey cheered.

The 25-year-old, who played for second division team Livorno and was on loan from Udinese, died during a match at Pescara.

“You’re in our hearts” and “One of us,” chanted the fans.

The coffin will now be taken to Bergamo in northern Italy, the player’s hometown, before burial later this week.

An autopsy was carried out on Morosini’s body on Monday but the precise causes of the sudden death have not been determined.

“There was no clearly visible indication for this man’s cause of death,” Cristian D’Ovidio, the doctor who carried out the autopsy, told reporters.

“We have to carry out more in-depth tests including a toxicology report.”

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