Former Italian PM, Silvio Berlusconi is dead

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s flamboyant media mogul and politician, has died aged 86.

Mr. Berlusconi was prime minister four times – each time it seemed his political career was over, he managed to bounce back.

Nine years after he was banned from public office for tax fraud, he was back in parliament, elected to Italy’s Senate before he turned 86 in September 2022

It was often his private life – his fondness for surrounding himself with young women, and the ensuing scandals – that made global headlines.

He died in hospital in Milan, after being treated for a lung infection and leukaemia.

His funeral will be held in Milan Cathedral on Wednesday, the diocese confirmed.

Berlusconi was former owner of AC Milan.


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