The sudden death of Fiorentina defender Davide Astori on Sunday was due to a suspected cardiac arrest by natural causes, a prosecutor has said.
The Italy international was discovered in his hotel room in Udine by club staff, on the morning the Viola were due to face Udinese in Serie A.
Astori's body was taken to the Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital for an autopsy.
"The belief is that the player died of a cardiac arrest by natural causes," Udine prosecutor Antonio De Nicolo said.
"It is strange that such a thing should happen to a professional who is so closely monitored without there being any warning signs."
All top flight games in Italy where postponed on Sunday, including the derby between AC Milan and Inter Milan.