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Italian Soccer Player Passes Away Following Heart Attack on Pitch

Terrible news to report out of the soccer world today.  Deadspin reports that all Italian league matched have been suspended following the news that Piermario Morosini, a midfielder for Livorno had a heart attack during a game today and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.  According to Italy’s Gazzetta, Morosini collapsed in the 31st minute of Livorno’s Serie B match at Pescara.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Morosini.

This comes only a few weeks following a close call by Fabrice Muamba who also had a heart attack on the pitch, but thankfully survived.

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