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Former Italian PM, Silvio Berlusconi, dies at 86

Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has died. He was 86.

According to Italian media, Berlusconi died at the San Raffaele hospital.

He was treated for a lung infection linked to a previously undisclosed chronic leukaemia in April.

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In 2016, Berlusconi had an open-heart surgery. His health hasn’t been in the best shape after after he contracted COVID-19 three years ago.

Berlusconi first came to office in 1994 and led four governments until 2011.

He led the centre-right Forza Italia party which went into coalition under Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni after elections in September, when he was elected to Italy’s upper house, the Senate.