Silvio Berlusconi has died, passing away at 9:30 this morning at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan where he was hospitalized. The 86-year-old leader of Forza Italia had been ill for some time. Officially, the Mediaset founder had been revived in the hospital last Friday for some investigations then the situation precipitated until Silvio Berlusconi’s death this morning, a consequence of myelomonocytic leukemia from which he had been suffering for some time. The date of Silvio Berlusconi’s funeral, has not yet been announced as well as all information regarding the funeral home.
The illness of Silvio Berlusconi, who died at 86 years old
News of Silvio Berlusconi’s illness remained confidential for a long time until last April when, the leader of Forza Italia, had been admitted to the intensive care unit of Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital.
The former premier had been undergoing chemotherapy but despite everything, he always tried to prove himself strong and able to continue with his political and particularly his party’s commitments.
Despite the reassurances of those close to him, they all knew that the clinical situation was complicated, although his death came unexpected for many.
The Chevalier’s health condition deteriorated rapidly until his inevitable death. Silvio Berlusconi’s funeral, preceded by the viewing of the body in the funeral home, will be held soon.
Biography of Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi, born September 29, 1936, in Milan, Italy, was one of the most influential figures in the political and business history of contemporary Italy. His biography is marked by a long career in both business and politics, marked by successes and controversies.
Berlusconi began his entrepreneurial career in the 1960s, founding his first company, the construction company Edilnord. Later, he went into the residential construction business, building numerous residential complexes in Lombardy. Over the years, his business empire expanded into several sectors, including publishing, television, and soccer.
The birth of Fininvest
In the 1980s, Berlusconi founded his media group, Fininvest, which included several television networks, such as Canale 5 and Italia 1, as well as the newspaper Il Giornale. Thanks to his charisma and entertainment skills, Berlusconi was able to gain a large television audience and became one of the richest men in Italy.
In 1994, Berlusconi launched himself into politics by founding the Forza Italia party. In the same year, he succeeded in becoming prime minister, but his government lasted only seven months due to disagreements within the governing coalition. However, Berlusconi returned to power in 2001, winning elections and becoming prime minister again.
During his terms, Berlusconi promoted several economic and political reforms, but his leadership was often overshadowed by scandals and legal disputes. Over the years, he faced allegations of corruption, tax fraud, and child prostitution. Despite investigations and court cases, Berlusconi managed to maintain considerable political support and remain an influential figure in the Italian political scene.
His tenure in politics was marked by ups and downs. During his terms in office, Berlusconi faced economic challenges such as the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession, but he also managed to achieve successes such as tax reform and restructuring of the pension system.
On June 12, 2023, at 9:30 a.m., Silvio Berlusconi is in San Raffaele Hospital in Milan due to the myelomonocytic leukemia he suffered from. Despite the controversies and scandals, including bunga bunga and olgettine, that characterized his life, Berlusconi was a major figure in the Italian political and business landscape, leaving an indelible mark on the country’s history.