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Saturday, 4 April 2020

Sergio Rossi Dies Of Coronavirus In Italy

Sergio Rossi, one of the most famous Italian
shoe designers, has died of the coronavirus
disease, an Italian official said on Friday, NAN
reports.

Several Italian media reported that Rossi, who
was born in 1935, died on Thursday in a hospital
in Cesena in the northern Emilia-Romagna
region.

Luciana Garbuglia, the Mayor of San Mauro
Pascoli, confirmed the death and its link to the
novel COVID-19 to dpa.

San Mauro Pascoli is Rossi’s birthplace in
Emilia-Romagna.

The Sergio Rossi Company was founded in 1951
and gained fame in the 1960s.

Its shoes featured in the Italian film classic “La
Dolce Vita”, as worn by lead actress Anita
Ekberg.

The company was sold to Gucci in 1999 and
later became part of the French PPR-Kering
luxury group, and returned under Italian hands in
2015 with the Invest-industrial private equity
fund.

According to the Adnkronos news agency, the
luxury shoemaker had recently donated 100,000
euros ($108,000) for a hospital in Milan, treating
novel coronavirus patients. 

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