Giuseppe Chiavaroli


Age: 24

Italian amateur soccer player and physical education student at the University of L'Aquila in central Italy who was reportedly hospitalized in extremely critical condition from many internal injures he suffered in the aftermath of the catastrophic April 6 L'Aquila earthquake that killed more than 300 people and injured at least 1,500 others after being pulled out alive from the rubble of his off-campus dormitory due to the collapse before he was transferred to a hospital in Teramo northwest of Rome while receiving treatment there when a powerful 6.3-magnitude quake struck the mountainous region of Abruzzo in central Italy and destroyed or damaged thousands of buildings in several towns and villages surrounding the medieval city of L'Aquila, Italy near the epicenter of the quake, in which it became the worst deadliest earthquake to hit Italy in three decades since the 1980 Irpinia earthquake when 2,735 people died in one of the 6.9-magnitude quakes that struck southern Italy and caused widespread damage in nearby Naples.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in an earthquake

Born: February 11, 1985

Died: April 7, 2009

Teramo, Italy