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Atalanta mourn ex-president Ruggeri

Atalanta mourn ex-president Ruggeri

06/04/2013 at 16:36Updated 06/04/2013 at 17:37

Atalanta are in mourning after their former president Ivan Ruggeri died, although he had been in a coma since 2008.

The patron was 68 years old and was at the helm of the Bergamo club for 14 years, passing on the baton to his 21-year-old son Alessandro when he fell ill.

Ruggeri had been undergoing tests in hospital on January 16 2008 when he was struck by a brain haemorrhage.

He never woke up from emergency surgery and had been in a vegetative state ever since.

The Ruggeri family sold Atalanta to Antonio Percassi in June 2010.

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