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Fiorentina captain Davide Astori was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday at the age of 31 after a suspected cardiac arrest before an Italian league match. You managed to talk to us all, to show us the way, you always spoke with your heart.

On Wednesday night they dedicated victory at Wembley to Davide Astori and today Juventus's players gathered to say goodbye to their former Italy team-mate.

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, who played with Astori for Italy, was in tears as he arrived with Gianluigi Buffon and other teammates.

The 31-year-old died just hours before Viola were due to play Udinese, with all Serie A matches on Sunday were postponed in honour of the former Italy global.

The Daily Mail reports that Venezia coach Filippo Inzaghi, Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti, former Roma star Francesco Totti and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah also attended the service.

"It has been a hard week for all of us". We are all in a hard moment, and we would have gladly postponed the game. I think for us he was important for our national team, he always brought positive emotion and always smiled.

All of Sunday's seven Serie A games were postponed as a result and tributes from across the footballing world poured in for the defender, who won 14 caps for Italy.

In an Instagram tribute following Astori's death, Buffon wrote: "Your little girl, deserves to know that her father was in all respects a ideal person". He is survived by his partner, Francesca Fioretti, and their two-year-old daughter.

"He had to give condolences and that's it, even I could have said bullshit".

"You are football; pure football that kids play".

Fiorentina and Astori's former club Cagliari have said they will retire his number 13 shirt in his honour.

"I took three hours to have lunch with him and he was a great kid, great person, great professional, great player".