Italy mourns Maestro Franco Battiato, who died at 76. Sadness has enveloped the world of music and beyond. Many messages to remember and greet the Sicilian singer-songwriter. “A Maestro left it. One of the greatest in Italian songwriting. Unique, inimitable, always in search of new artistic expressions. He leaves a perennial legacy”, wrote the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini. “There are no words to remember those who, with words and music, have excited and moved entire generations. Farewell Maestro Battiato “, reads Matteo Renzi’s post. Read also” Italy bows to life, to the work of Franco Battiato. To God Master “, is the memory on Facebook of Giorgia Meloni, president of the Brothers of Italy.” ‘Because you are a special being and I will take care of you …’. A prayer, a memory and a song for the great Maestro, Franco Battiato “, writes Matteo Salvini on Twitter.” To you dear Franco, with a heart full of sadness I dedicate my silence in memory of the emotions and smiles you gave me “, is Fabio Fazio’s Twitter post.” The greatest contemporary poet leaves. After so much suffering, may the earth be light to you #Battiato “, writes Simona Ventura.” Adored Franco, in this smile there is all your greatness. Painful farewell to an immense artist, to whom we are all indebted “. Thus Luca Barbarossa.” We spent the summer on a lonely beach And we received the echo of an open-air cinema. Hi Franco “, Linus writes on Instagram posting a photo of him and Nicola Savino together with Battiato.