Jul 312013

Walter AlbisettiWal­ter Albis­etti, ’s most well-known and respec­ted ortho­paed­ist, has died at 56. He was a spe­cial­ist in treat­ing dan­cers and most of the bal­let com­pany at had passed through his con­sult­ing room over the last thirty years. He was the med­ical advisor at .

Albis­etti was found dead at his house in Mer­ate, near Lecco. His femoral artery had been severed by an elec­tric saw that he was using to com­plete works in his coun­try home. He was alone, and the alarm was raised by fam­ily mem­bers who had been unable to con­tact him. His body was found at 2 am this morning.

On a per­sonal note, Wal­ter was a force of nature, slightly eccent­ric, who threw him­self into his work with pas­sion. He was greatly loved, and will be greatly missed.

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