Silvio Berlusconi, the businessman and former Prime Minister of Italy, passed away on Monday in Milan, according to the newspaper Corriere Dela Sera. Berlusconi suffered from chronic leukemia and was admitted to the hospital on Friday.
On Monday morning, members of Berlusconi’s family arrived at the hospital, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.
Formally, he was still the leader of the right-wing party Forza Italia. Berlusconi was Italy’s richest and most powerful man for a long time. He was strongly disliked by those who disagreed with him. He had a very long and diverse career.