Fiorentina's supporters pay homage to their captain Davide Astori outside Santa Croce basilica at the end of the funeral.
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Thousands of mourners and the cream of Italian football gave an emotional sendoff Thursday to Fiorentina player Davide Astori, whose sudden death at the age of 31 shocked the country.Buffon and Chiellini dashed back from London where the Turin team dedicated their Champions League victory over Tottenham Wednesday to Astori.Daniele De Rossi, Mario Balotelli and Francesco Totti were among Italy players past and present who came to pay their respects and the entire Fiorentina team, dressed in sober dark suits and ties, attended.Astori was found dead in a hotel room in Udine Sunday ahead of Fiorentina's Serie A match against Udinese.
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