April 16th, 2012

Gone Too Soon: Piermario Morosini, Livorno

Image: PIERANUNZI LUCIANO/AFP/Getty Images.

As we are sure you must be aware by now, Livorno’s Piermario Morosini collapsed on the pitch on Saturday during his side’s Serie B game vs. Pescara. Despite efforts to revive him, he passed away.

At 25-years-old Morosini had already suffered terribly in his life, losing both his parents before he was eighteen and his disabled brother shortly after. At the time of his death he was on loan from Udinese, and Antonio Di Natale has confirmed that the club will take on responsibility for the financial and emotional care of Morosini’s sister, whom he supported in life.

Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to her, and to Morosini’s friends and teammates at this most painful of times.

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19 Responses to “Gone Too Soon: Piermario Morosini, Livorno”

  1. Catie2838 says:

    This is so heartbreaking, I can't imagine losing my whole family like that. My heart goes out to everyone who knew him, and most importantly his sister. It brings tears to my eyes to try and imagine what she must be going through. I can't say enough about his team and how they wonderfully they have acted in her interest.

    RIP Morosini.

  2. Jenni says:

    I can't think of anyone who's had such a rough, short life. May he rest in peace.

  3. xoWinnie says:

    …this story actually almost brought me to tears here. i could go on forever about how scared i am that this happens so in this sport, smh :'( di Natale and the club assuming responsibility for his sister really is a silver lining though, such a sweet/heart-warming gesture. rest in peace <3

  4. jenni4955 says:

    How absolutely horrible. I hope his sister will receive all the help and care possible. What a terrible loss.

  5. Danz says:

    This is too sad. The fact that he already lost his brother and his parents makes it even worse. What sucks too is that he was only twenty-five, had so much time left. This is absolutely awful. Makes me want to cry. I feel so bad for his sister,like someone else said, she must feel so alone.

    May God rest your soul, Piermario . </3 R.I.P

  6. Rachael says:

    So much loss and sadness in one family is heartbreaking. May he rest in peace and his poor sister my heart goes out to her

  7. chay says:

    How awful. He was so young. May he rest in peace.

  8. Gladys says:

    This is just the saddest story. As if a healthy 25 year old collapsing on the pitch in the middle of a game wasn't terrible enough, he and his poor sister have endured so much loss already. I feel so terrible for her (and for his fiancee and her family, who had wonderful things to say about him as a person). What a touching gesture by the club, though. A nice reminder– with some rather tense matches coming up– about the important things in life.

    • April says:

      Your last sentence- spot on. Not only has the sport lost a player, but more importantly, his family and friends and the world seem to have lost an upstanding young man.

  9. MrsNesta says:

    rest in peace Piermario Morosini, gone too soon but never forgotten.

  10. Thomas Mayer says:

    You have some really nice articel on your blog. I like it very much!

  11. Caitlin says:

    Very sad indeed. His poor sister. It's a nice gesture of the club though to keep supporting her. She must feel like she's all alone in the world now. :-(

  12. Kristina says:

    May he rest in peace. I feel so for his sister. Life is so unfair sometimes.

  13. LizzyHS90 says:

    Very sad. RIP.

  14. Mrs. Q.Borri says:

    So

  15. Loninha - Brasil says:

    What a surprise? No, FIFA and the clubs in Europe are not calling for that, here in Brazil the players do not take the field without periodic examinations of the heart and the rest is a shame what is happening and nobody does anything, FIFA only concerned with money, another victim who unfortunately could have been saved if he had done tests before entering the field! Players report that braisiieiros clubs in Europe, people big club, do not worry and do these tests, a death has happened here and it was enough for all clubs to organize and take care of the players as it should!
    God of forces in this family!

    • JCJ says:

      Actually, Italy has one of the best screening program for its athletes. The problem, tragically, is that many of the conditions that cause sudden cardiac death are almost impossible to detect beforehand, unless the person is aware that it runs in the family.

  16. Doles says:

    Such a tragic story. It is good to know that the club will look after his sister.
    Incidents like this remind us that life will always come before football.
    Rest in peace Piermario Morosini.

  17. Anon says:

    So sad, especially when you hear how hard he's had it in life.

    Big kudos to the club for taking care of his sister. Things like that restore my faith in humanity.