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Matteo Messina Denaro, the last Cosa Nostra massacre, has died

Vita gazette – Matteo Messina Denaro, nicknamed “The Last Godfather”, captured after 30 years on the run, died in the hospital where he had been treated for cancer.

After an agony of a few days, the boss Matteo Messina Denaro, the last Cosa Nostra massacre arrested in January after 30 years on the run, died in the L’Aquila hospital. The 62-year-old mafia boss had severe colon cancer, diagnosed while he was still wanted at the end of 2020.

Colon cancer led the ROS Carabinieri and the Palermo Prosecutor’s Office on the trail of the boss, who managed to escape justice for 30 years. After his capture, Messina Denaro underwent chemotherapy in the L’Aquila super prison, where an infirmary was set up adjacent to his cell. In the nine months of his detention, he underwent two surgeries related to cancer complications. Since the last one, he has never recovered, so much so that the doctors decided not to send him back to prison but to treat him in a maximum security room in the hospital, treating him with pain therapy and then sedating him.

Before losing consciousness, he met some family members and gave the surname to his daughter Lorenza Alagna, whom he had in hiding and never recognised. The girl, who had met her father for the first time in prison in April, with one of the mafia boss’ sisters and her niece Lorenza Guttadauro, also the boss’ defender, has been at his bedside in the last few days. On Friday, based on the living will left by the boss, who refused the aggressive treatment, his diet was cut off, and he was declared in an irreversible coma.

Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino…

Sicilian Mafia leader Matteo Messina Denaro was accused of planning the murder of anti-Mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992 and of a bomb attack that killed ten people in Rome, Florence and Milan, as well as the kidnapping and torture of 11 mafia leaders. Fourteen-year-old son, confessor, held responsible for his murder.

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