The composer and pianist Ezio Bosso has died in Bologna of a neurodegenerative disease that forced him to give up playing nine months ago.
Bosso was hugely popular, a regular chart-topper. Italy’s culture minister Dario Franceschini called him: ‘a profound and generous man, an explosive artist capable of transmitting the joy of playing and passion for music.’
May he rest in peace.
Watch his address to the European Parliament: