- Giuseppe Perrino died of a heart attack while playing football in his hometown earlier this month
- The former midfielder was featuring in a memorial match in honour of his late brother who had died of the same illness in 2018
- Medics did all they could after he collapsed but none of their efforts yielded positive result as they pronounced him dead in the process
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Italian football family has been thrown into mourning following the sudden death of Giuseppe Perrino who died while playing a match in memorial of his late brother.
The 29-year-old former midfielder was said to have died of heart complications on Wednesday, June 1 after he suddenly collapsed on the pitch in his hometown.
Reports claim his brother Rocco died about three years ago while he was just 24-years-old of a similar illness while cycling.
After collapsing, medics tried resuscitating him but the ex-football star was pronounced dead after all efforts failed to yield any result as reported by Daily Star and Ansa.
Perrino grew through the ranks at Parma having played in their youth team before joining lower league sides like Sapri, Ebolitana, Battipagliese, Turris, Real Poggiomarino, and a few others.
He rejoined Parma in 2012 while they were still in the topflight but he never made any official appearance for them.
The former midfielder represented his country in the Italy Lega Pro U-21 team and the national under-21 C team.
Parma couldn't avoid relegation from the Serie A last season after finishing 20th on the table with 20 points after 38 matches.
Elsewhere, the African football family has been thrown into mourning following the untimely death of Zimbabwe legend, Butler Masango.
Coach Butler as he was fondly referred to was based in South Africa as the technical director and Soccer Scout at Talent Focus Elite Coaching in Johannesburg.
Although details of his mysterious death are not known at the time of this report, tributes have started to pour in for the late footballer.
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