The vice president of AC Milan football club who saw it win five Champion's League titles and eight Serie A ones.
He was the CEO of AC Milan and oversaw all of Serie A, but was forced out of both position during investigations of match fixing in Italian football.
Wielding a keen business sense, he became renowned for bringing in top talent to the team at cut-rate prices.
He was married three times and had three children.
With his bald head and bushy eyebrows, he was nicknamed Uncle Fester after Jackie Coogan's character on The Addams Family.