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Dario Fo dies in Milan

The Nobel-winning playwright was 90 years old

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Ana Hernández | Milan Editor | Published

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Dario Fo dies in Milan

The author of acid political satires like 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist', 'Mistero Buffo' or 'Can't Pay? Won't Pay?' passed away in Milan aged 90. He had been suffering from lung problems and was hospitalised in the northern Italian city a few days ago.

Dario Fo was one of Italy's most prestigious writers and actors. Closely linked with left-wing movements in the country, his plays reflected his political views and drew upon the traditions of Comedia dell'arte, frequently humorous. Perhaps his most acclaimed work is 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' (1970), based on the real story of Giuseppe Pinelli who died while under police custody.

Fo won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997, the first Italian playwright chosen after Luigi Pirandello in 1934. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.