The Italian politician and co-founding father of Italy’s five big name movement Gianroberto Casaleggio has died on the age of sixty one.
Mr Casaleggio passed away on Tuesday in Milan. He have been a patient at a clinic in the metropolis for the beyond weeks, reviews the Italian newspaper l. A. Republicca in a translation acquired by the unbiased. In 2014 he underwent surgery for a brain edema.
His death became announced by means of the co-founder of the five megastar motion Beppe Grillo in a blog post. Mr Grillo stated Mr Casaleggio “fought proper to the stop”.
Over the last few weeks, rumours that Mr Casaleggio could retire soon had been fuelled through his few public appearances. But he disputed them a few days ago in a weblog submit, writing: “I do now not give up and preserve to fight along side tens of millions of honest Italians for the success of the motion I helped discovered. People who maintain the alternative can flow on.”
Mr Casaleggio and blogger Grillo co-based the anti-established order party in 2009, with Mr Casaleggio frequently taken into consideration the brains behind the movement. The celebration considers themselves anti-corruption and prioritise environmentalism in addition to helping a referendum on Italy’s membership of the european.
UKIP chief Nigel Farage paid tribute to Mr Casaleggio on Twitter, calling him a “genius” and “suggestion for the new politics”.
Sad to hear of death of Gianroberto Casaleggio, genius behind @beppe_grillo's Five Star Movement. He was an inspiration for the new politics
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 12, 2016
Condolences were also shared by means of political personalities consisting of Dario Fo who called his death a “large loss for the motion”.