(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 07 - Singer Michele Merlo, 28, former competitor of X Factore di Amici, died late yesterday evening.
He was hospitalized in the intensive care ward of the Ospedale Maggiore in Bologna after being struck, in the night between Thursday and Friday, by a celebral hemorrhage caused by fulminant leukemia and subjected to a delicate surgery.
The family counselors communicate this in a note.
Merlo's condition, aka Mike Bird, had worsened over the course of hours. "Michele - the family said yesterday in a note - had been feeling ill for days and on Wednesday he went to the emergency room of another hospital in Bologna who, probably, mistaking the symptoms described for a different, banal viral form, had sent him home . Even during the intervention requested in the emergency room, on Thursday evening, it seems that on the spot it was not immediately clear the gravity of the situation ". The Merlo family also wanted to "categorically deny what some uninformed people write on social media: Michele was in no way vaccinated against Covid. Michele was struck by a severe form of fulminant leukemia with subsequent cerebral hemorrhage".
Fans and colleagues, from Emma Marrone to Francesco Facchinetti to Ermal Meta, from Federico Rossi (of the duo Benji & Fede) to Ak7even, competitor of the latest edition of Amici, to the same program of Maria De Filippi, have invaded isocial messages of affection in the past few hours. , encouragement and solidarity.