How did Franco Gatti die? Cause of death Explained

Franco Gatti Cause of death

Franco Gatti, an Italian musician, and composer passed away at the age of 80 in Genoa on Tuesday. He was a founding member of the renowned Italian polyphonic group Ricchi e Poveri. Let’s see the Franco Gatti Cause of death in detail.


How did Franco Gatti die?

Franco Gatti died at the age of 80, on Tuesday, 18 October 2022. “A piece of the history of Italian music has gone,” said Brothers of Italy (FdI) leader and likely future premier Giorgia Meloni via Twitter.

“A man who faced the painful challenges of life with great dignity.”

Gatti quit the team in 2016 as a result of his son’s death but he took part in a reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s debut at the Sanremo Music Festival in 2020. He leaves behind a wife and daughter. His final TV appearance was in June when he and his wife Stefania were questioned about the passing of their son.



Franco Gatti Cause of death

Franco Gatti Cause of death was not disclosed yet. But it is believed that Franco Gatti suffered the Crohn’s disease syndrome after contracting the Sars-Cov-2 virus in October 2020. The singer discussed it on the Storie Italian program on Rai 1 with Eleonora Daniele. He said, “I had it as a boy and it was gone for 30 years. Dr. Furnari used cortisone to treat me, which had mixed results because it caused candida overgrowth in my gut and little herpes.”

The sickness is not certain to be the cause of Franco Gatti’s death. However, it is still possible that he was significantly weakened as a result of Covid and subsequently the reappearance of Crohn’s disease.


Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on Franco Gatti Cause of death will be added soon.


Who is Franco Gatti?

Gatti was a member of Ricchi e poveri, a popular band in Genoa, which was formed in the 1960s. Franco Gatti is generally referred to by everyone as the “moustache” of the Rich and the Poor. He had left the group after his son’s death after his disappearance.

Franco Gatti

Franco had long since separated from the group, after the sudden death of his 23-year-old son Alessio in 2013. Later he joined the group from 2020 to 2022. With the song “Questo amore (This love),” the group represented Italy at the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest in Paris, coming in at number twelve with 53 points.


Ricchi e Poveri

Ricchi e Poveri is an Italian pop group founded in Genoa in 1967 by Angela Brambati, Angelo Sotgiu, Franco Gatti, and Marina Occhiena. The band got its name, which means ‘rich and poor, from late singer-songwriter Franco Califano, who described them as “rich in ideas and poor of money”.

The group’s popularity spread beyond Italy, and they had a number of foreign hits, notably the song “Sara Because I Love You” from 1981. The band Ricchi e Poveri gained popularity in Italy and internationally in the 1970s and 1980s, selling more than 20 million records.

After the passing of his son Alessio in 2013, Franco Gatti, who had been experiencing health issues for a while, announced his retirement from the music industry. Four years later, the song Sarà perched ti amo (It must be because I love you), performed by Angela Brambati, Angelo Sotgiu, and Franco Gatti will be heard on the soundtrack for Claude Miller’s The Cheeky, a movie starring Charlotte Gainsbourg.


Tributes to Franco Gatti

Roby Facchinetti posted on Facebook, ·

I just read the sad news of the disappearance of Franco Gatti, a historical member of the “Richchi e Poor”.
He was a man of good, loved, and well-wanted by all. In this painful moment, I am close to the family and your former travel companions Angela and Angelo. Bon voyage dear Franco, now you will join your beloved son.

Ralph Buttino posted in his page,

The older man in Ricchi e Poveri, singer Franco Gatti passed away at the age of 80 years old. R.I.P Franco, thanks for the great music.

Davide Faraone posted,

…per un padre. Oggi se n’è andato Franco Gatti, storico membro dei Ricchi e Poveri. Aveva 80 anni e si è spento a Genova. Da diverso tempo era ormai lontano dal gruppo per quella perdita che lo aveva duramente provato. Se ne va un pezzo della storia della nostra musica, che la terra ti sia lieve Franco, spero tu possa finalmente riabbracciare tuo figlio.

Michele Galvani tweeted,

Oggi se ne è andato #FrancoGatti. Non era “solo” uno dei Ricchi e Poveri, un musicista di talento. Era un uomo pieno di dignità, che aveva vissuto dolori indicibili con il coraggio e la forza di guardare comunque avanti. Un piccolo grande esempio. Aveva 80 anni. Rip.

Simona Ventura posted,

Che dispiacere la morte di #francogatti dei @ricchiepoveriofficial. Come se fosse mancata una persona vicina… Questi gruppi non solo fanno parte del nostro patrimonio musicale 🎵, ma fanno parte del DNA del nostro paese. #RicchiePoveri


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