Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi passed away at the age of 87 in a hospital in Milan, as confirmed by his press office on Monday. Berlusconi served as the head of four governments during his political career between 1993 and 2011. He was also the owner of AC Milan, an Italian football club, from 1987 to 2017, and achieved significant accomplishments, including winning the UEFA Champions League title on five occasions.
Former Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, praised Silvio Berlusconi following the news of his passing on Monday, describing him as the man who “made history” in Italy.
Berlusconi faced charges related to tax fraud in 2013 and was sentenced to four years in prison. However, due to his age of 76 at the time, he was exempted from serving the sentence and instead had to perform unpaid community service.
Silvio Berlusconi’s death marks the end of an era in Italian politics and football. Throughout his career, he left a significant impact on both domains, shaping the country’s history and contributing to AC Milan’s success. His passing leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered by many.