Serie A - Atalanta mourn ex-president Ruggeri

Atalanta are in mourning after their former president Ivan Ruggeri died, although he had been in a coma since 2008.

Serie A - Atalanta mourn ex-president Ruggeri

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Ivan Ruggeri speaks with journalists in 2006 (AFP)

The patron was 68 years old and was at the helm of the Bergamo club for 14 years, passing on the baton to his 21-year-old son Alessandro when he fell ill.

Ruggeri had been undergoing tests in hospital on January 16 2008 when he was struck by a brain haemorrhage.

He never woke up from emergency surgery and had been in a vegetative state ever since.

The Ruggeri family sold Atalanta to Antonio Percassi in June 2010.

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