Inter Milan striker Antonio Cassano is shocked by the passing of Sampdoria president Riccardo Garrone.

Garrone, who would have been 77 on Wednesday, passed away yesterday after a battle against illness.

"It's an agonising pain. Today is one of the most horrible and saddest days of my life. He'll be forever in my heart and I'll always remember him," said former Samp star Cassano.