The 31-year-old, with no history of heart problems, was alone in his hotel room in Udinese on the eve of a match.
The newspaper reports that an autopsy conducted asserted that Astori would not have been asleep at the time of his death and might have been saved if he had a roommate.
The player’s death had at first been presumed to have been caused by a slowing of the heart, but Corriere Della Sera cited the autopsy as saying he died after a violent acceleration of the heartbeat.
Astori’s funeral was attended by vast crowds of fans and dozens of top professional players who came to pay respect to a widely popular man who captained his club and played 14 times for Italy. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇