The Nobel prizewinning playwright and actor Dario Fo , famous for his cutting political satire in plays such as The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, has died aged 90.
Fo, who won the Nobel prize for
literature in 1997, had been suffering lung problems for months and had been in hospital for 12 days, the Corriere della Sera newspaper reported.
Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, sent his condolences on Thursday morning. “In Dario Fo, Italy has lost one of the great protagonists of the theatre, of culture, of the civic life of our country,” he said.
“His satire, research, his work on set design and his versatile artistic
activities are the legacy of one of the world’s great Italians.”