Soccer-Former Milan forward Borgonovo dies at 49 (Reuters)

MILAN, June 27 (Reuters) – Former AC Milan and Fiorentina forward Stefano Borgonovo has died at the age of 49 after a battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the Italian football league said in a statement on Thursday. Borgonovo, who wrote his own autobiography despite only being able to make use of his eyes to control a computer to write it, had been suffering from the disease since 2006. He leaves a wife and four children. He made his illness public in 2008 when he also launched the Stefano Borgonovo foundation. …

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