September 17, 2021 1:11 pm
He never pulled back, fighting in the front row against Covid, but then the virus took him away. Gabriele Gazzani, 60, a 118-year-old driver engaged in public assistance for 30 years, died after being infected with the coronavirus together with his brother, who still struggles between life and death. Vaccinated with both doses, his condition worsened to the point that he passed away on Wednesday. Gazzani was also famous for his performances on the stages of Ravenna and all of Romagna as a piano bar singer.
Lots of messages of condolence on the 60-year-old’s Facebook page. “I was a young doctor – Monica writes – First shifts at 118. One morning I get into the medicalized car and I find a rose and a note:” For you and for everything you have to deal with out there. You will make it! Gabriele “. It was this, he.” “I have death in my heart – writes Tamara – You were the first to welcome me to work, and I’m not talking about months or years, I’m talking about decades of friendship, it was the distant 1988. You accompanied me to the altar with your mighty and heavenly voice, you were the first to call me and rejoice with me for the call to 118, I will miss you very much Gabri “.
“It was like a cold shower – comments Matteo – I grew up in Public Assistance with you, you were my teacher in the thousands of shifts I did together, your teachings were golden for me. We laughed a lot together, the patients loved you and you always had a word of comfort for everyone. You had an immense heart like no one else had! 118 was your revenge and a setback to many people, how much I insisted you accept, only I know. You will miss Gabri so much, you don’t know how much. Now sing from up there with your mother you loved so much “. “The virus has taken you away, but it will not erase your mighty voice”, writes Cinzia instead.