David Sassoli


January 27, 2022

David Maria Sassoli (30 May 1956 – 11 January 2022) was an Italian journalist and politician for the Social Democratic Democratic Party. From 3 July 2019 until his death, he was President of the European Parliament.



Since 2009, Sassoli has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Socialist S&D Group. Having already served as Vice-President of the European Parliament since 1 July 2014, he was elected its President on 3 July 2019.


After already being hospitalized in Strasbourg in the fall of 2021, he was hospitalized again in Aviano on December 26, 2021 due to serious complications resulting from a dysfunction of the immune system. There Sassoli died on January 11, 2022 at the age of 65. He left behind a wife and two children.

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