He was 86 years old and suffered from leukemia. She came from a hospitalization of almost a month and a half for pneumonia.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi died in the San Raffaele hospital in Milan because of the leukemia that he had suffered for a long time, the Italian media reported on Monday.
Berlusconi, 86, had been admitted last Friday to undergo a series of “scheduled” checks for his leukemia, and with his death he disappeared a key and controversial figure in the political life of Italy.
Berlusconi was President of the Council of Ministers of Italy (1994-1995, 2001-2006 and 2008-2011), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy in 2002 and President of the European Council during the second half of 2003.
Since 2022, he has been serving his term as a senator after having previously been an MEP for three years, where he was the oldest of the 705 members of the continental Parliament.
At the moment there is no official confirmation, but his death would have occurred on Monday morning, shortly after his five children and his brother, Paolo, went to the hospital.
That raised all the alarms about his state of health, which worsened last night.
Paolo and Berlusconi’s eldest daughter, Marina, were the first to arrive at the medical center at around 9:30 a.m. (4:30 in Argentina), where they joined their partner, Marta Fascina, 53 years his junior and who has always remained by his side, and later his other children, Eleonora, Barbara, Pier Silvio and Luigi did.
Last Friday, his doctors assured that Berlusconi had been admitted to the San Raffaele Hospital to undergo “scheduled controls for his well-known hematological pathology” and that his admission did not respond “to any critical aspect or alarm.”
Berlusconi thus returned to the hospital three weeks after being discharged, after spending 44 days hospitalized for pneumonia aggravated by leukemia that, according to what his medical team revealed at the time, had been suffering for a long time.
During that time, he was accompanied at all times by his girlfriend, the deputy Marta Fascina, and received visits from his closest collaborators, from his partners, such as Giorgia Meloni, and from his family, such as his five children, as well as numerous friends.
From the hospital, the tycoon even appeared in two videos: one to encourage Italians to vote in local elections and another to intervene in his party’s convention, in which he claimed to be “ready” to return to battle. .
The career and scandals of “Il Cavaliere”
Berlusconi was the founder and president of the Mediaset telecommunications corporation, as well as the founder and president of Forza Italia, a political party that later joined the People of Freedom coalition.
Il Cavaliere (The Knight), named for having the “Ordine al merito del lavoro”, which entails the treatment of knight. However, in 2014 he had to resign before the Knights of Labor National Federation removed his order.
In addition to being a media mogul, he was the owner and president of the AC Milan football team from 1986 to 2017 and then from 2018 he owned the Società Sportiva Monza 1912 club.
Among the many scandals he was involved in, in 2013, the Supreme Court of Cassation definitively sentenced him to four years in prison for tax fraud. He was also sentenced to 7 years in prison for child prostitution for paying a minor for sexual services (Rubygate), although in 2014 he was acquitted when the Milan Court of Appeal determined that Berlusconi “did not have to know that the young I was underage