Mara Venier, RIP Pier Francesco Forleo: Loved you like a son


Grief of a Family: Mara Venier and Her Son-in-Law

Mourning for Elisabetta Ferracini’s husband: Pier Francesco Forleo, the director of sports rights for Rai, passed away suddenly at the age of 61. The news of his passing was announced in a statement from the company. Then, the presenter herself shared her grief on social media: “We are all devastated, all too quickly“. This post was immediately commented on by many figures in the entertainment world who have come together to support Mara Venier in this moment of deep sorrow.

A Professional and Human Touch

Born in 1962 in Florence, after a degree in Economics and Commerce, Pier Francesco Forleo entered Rai in 1997, taking on various roles up to his current role. Rai expressed its sorrow in an official statement for the loss of an “impeccable professional, with a solid and varied professional experience“. For many years, Pier Francesco Forleo was married to Elisabetta Ferracini, daughter of Mara Venier. Their love was also shared on social media with couple posts and romantic photos.

Support for Mara Venier

“My sister, I am so sorry!!! I am with you”, wrote Gigi D’Alessio. “I am close to you. Without words”, commented Alba Parietti. “May the earth be light for him”, the words of Ferzan Ozpetek. And then Alessia Marcuzzi, Elena Santarelli, Elisabetta Gregoraci and many followers: all close to Mara Venier and her family.


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