Who is David Sassoli's wife, Alessandra? EU Parliament leader dies at 65

Amber Peake January 11, 2022
Who is David Sassoli’s wife, Alessandra? EU Parliament leader dies at 65
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European Parliament president David Sassoli has died aged 65. News of his passing was announced by Sassoli’s spokesman Roberto Cuillo, who confirmed the news in a statement on Twitter today (Tuesday, 11 January).

In the statement, Cuillo announced Sassoli had died in the early hours of Tuesday. The news comes after Cuillo reported on Monday that Sassoli had been hospitalised since 26 December following “a serious complication due to a disfunction of the immune system”.

David Sassoli was a former journalist who left the industry in 2009 when he became a member of the European Parliament. He was elected president of the European Parliament in 2019.

As people send condolences to the EU parliament leader’s family, some are curious to know more about David Sassoli’s wife, Alessandra.

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Who is David Sassoli’s wife?

David Sassoli preferred to keep his family life separate to his political career, although we know he was married to Alessandra Vittorini with whom he shared children Giulio and Livia.

Alessandra is an architect who, as per Politico, is director of the School of Cultural Heritage And Activities Foundation.

Before taking up her current position, she was superintendent of fine arts and landscape archaeology for L’Aquila and Cratere.

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Condolences sent to David Sassoli’s family

Following the news of his passing, political figures from around the world took to social media to extend their condolences to the president’s family:

We send our condolences to David Sassoli’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.