Maurizio Rocco Romualdo


Age: 88

Italian retiree who was reportedly hospitalized in extremely critical condition from severe injuries 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 he was extracted from the rubble of the San Salvatore Hospital due to the collapse while he was hospitalized there for some time before he was transferred to a local hospital in Avezzano to receive 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 quake that struck southern Italy and caused widespread damage in nearby Naples.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in an earthquake

Born: October 6, 1920

Died: April 8, 2009

Avezzano, Italy