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 Candido Cannavò

Candido Cannavò

Birth
Catania, Città Metropolitana di Catania, Sicilia, Italy
Death 22 Feb 2009 (aged 78)
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Burial Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Memorial ID 113292573 · View Source
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Italian journalist, well known as the historical director (1983-2002) of the sport newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Cannavò was born in Catania and begun to work as sport journalist for La Sicilia when he was nineteen. He was president of CUS Catania from 1952 until 1955, when he was hired by La Gazzetta dello Sport. In 1981, he became vice-director and, in 1983, director. During his stay, the Gazzetta consolidated as the major Italian sport newspaper; Cannavò also launched the weekly Sportweek and the Gazzetta website. Cannavò gained national popularity also for his numerous TV appearances in connection with the Giro d'Italia and Serie A football. He continued to write for Gazzetta until two days before his death; he was also author of an autobiography and of essays about social themes, such as Italian prisons, as well as handicapped and homeless people.

He died in Milan in 2009, aged 78, by cerebral hemorrhage.(from Wikipedia)


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  • Created by: Cristian Italia
  • Added: 3 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113292573
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Candido Cannavò (29 Nov 1930–22 Feb 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113292573, citing Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy ; Maintained by Cristian Italia (contributor 46819204) .