Italian swimmer Mariasofia Paparo has died following a heart attack just shy of her 28th birthday.
ITALIAN swimmer Mariasofia Paparo has died following a heart attack just shy of her 28th birthday and only a month after getting engaged to be married. pic.twitter.com/1E5vgo7kNB
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Euro Weekly reported:
The swimmer died suddenly at the age of 27 after suffering a cardiac arrest in San Giorgio a Cremano (Naples) on Monday, April 11, according to local reports.
Her fiancé and fellow swimmer Matteo Scarpati, who had successfully proposed on March 13, paid tribute to the woman he planned to marry.
“You were an angel who changed my life by giving me the strength to do things that I never could think about doing,” he said on Facebook.
“You taught me true love, you taught me to smile and be happy again. We had a life ahead and you left like that. I loved you from the first day I saw you, you made me struggle to conquer you, but then you agreed to live this fantastic adventure together and you gave me the best two years of my life.
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