Musician Franco Battiato died in Sicily at the age of 76

Renowned Italian musician Franco Battiato died at the age of 77 on May 18 at his residence in the Sicilian town of Milo. This was reported Tuesday, May 18, by the newspaper La Repubblica.

According to the musician’s family, the funeral will be held privately. The members of Battiato’s family thanked everyone for their kind words about the deceased musician.

The newspaper specified that Battiato had been ill for a long time after suffering a fractured hip and pelvis in an accident in 2017. Then he had to cancel four scheduled concerts, and then the musician rarely appeared in public.

Battiato performed in different musical genres and was constantly experimenting with them. He became famous in 1970, when he recorded the song La convenzione. In 1984 Battiato together with the Italian singer Alice performed at Eurovision with the song I treni di Tozeur.