Cause of Morosini death announced

The cause of death of Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini has been determined.

The cause of death of Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini has been determined.

The 25-year-old midfielder collapsed and died during the first half of his side’s Serie B match with Pescara. Medical staff tried to resuscitate the much-loved player, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital that Saturday afternoon.

ANSA reports Morosini’s death was likely the result of a rare congenital heart condition, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. This is the same condition that claimed the life of Sevilla defender Antonio Puerta in August 2007.

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