Franco Sensi – Roma president – passes away

AS Roma chairman Franco Sensi this evening passed away at the age of 82. Sky television informed Italy that the Roma president died of a serious illness on Sunday night.

The Roma president was found dead late Sunday evening in the Italian capital. Franco Sensi became President of Roma in May of 1993, and the sole owner of the club in November of that year. During his presidency the club won a Scudetto in 2001 under coach Fabio Capello. The club also won two Italian Super Cups (2001 and 2007), and two Coppa Italia trophies (2007 and 2008) during Sensi’s reign.

Since 2004, due to his illness, Franco Sensi rarely took control of the day-to-day operations of the club. Instead his daughter, Rosella Sensi, became the effective president of the Giallorossi and Franco Sensi took the role of Honorary Chairman.

He died in the Gemelli Polyclinic Hospital in Rome.

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