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Captain of Fiorentina Davide Astori dies suddenly aged 31

File photo of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who has dies aged 31 (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
File photo of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who has dies aged 31 (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italy international and captain of Fiorentina Davide Astori has died at the age of 31.

The club confirmed his death from a "sudden illness" on its official Twitter feed.

All of Sunday's Serie A matches have been called off by the league.

A tweet from @SerieA_TIM read: "Shocked by the tragic news, the whole of Serie A supports the family of Davide Astori and Fiorentina. All the games scheduled today are postponed as a sign of mourning."

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