NAPOLI manager Gennaro Gattuso’s sister Francesca has tragically died at the age of 37.
She had been placed in intensive care four months ago while suffering from an “illness”, Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport reported.
Gattuso raced to his sister’s side and missed the pre-match press conference after his team beat Sampdoria 4-2 in early February.
According to Il Mattino, Gattuso was notified by his wife that his sister had fallen ill.
She was rushed to hospital in Busto Arsizio, a town around 20 miles west of Milan in northern Italy.
Francesca was believed to have lived in Gallarate, in the Italian province of Varese, where former AC Milan star Gattuso, 42, also has a home.
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