The cause of death was an unnamed “incurable disease”; no other details were reported.
Paolo Rossi was born on September 23, 1956, in Italy. At the 1982 World Cup, he became the top scorer with six goals. In the same year, he received the Golden Ball award.
Throughout his career, the footballer scored 134 goals in 340 matches. For the Italian national team, he played 48 matches. He played for Juventus, Como, Vicenza, Milan and Verona.