Sergio Claudio Perroni Biography
Sergio Claudio Perroni, the 63-year-old writer in “In the womb” committed suicide in Taormina this morning, May 25, around 10 am.
Cause of Death
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— Poesia 2.0 (@Poesia2punto0) May 26, 2019
According to the first reconstructions, the man shot himself with his 7.65 pistols and the gesture would have been made in front of the numerous passers-by who watched helplessly as it was happening. On the spot, the officers of the local police station intervened, who found a note in the writer’s lifeless body where Perroni explained the reasons for his gesture. The man had serious health problems and the illness had caused him a strong state of emotional abatement that probably drove him to suicide. Investigations coordinated by the assistant chief Fabio Ettore are in progress. The body was returned to the family.
Heartbroken at the death of the extraordinary writer and beautiful man Sergio Claudio Perroni, @scperroni, my dear friend who I was so lucky to have as a translator of my books. Thank you for everything, dear man. pic.twitter.com/I6YX4hjtje
— Edward Carey (@EdwardCarey70) May 27, 2019
A few weeks ago Perroni presented his last story at the Turin Book Fair entitled “The little girl who resembled the things that disappeared”. Born in Milan in 1953, he had lived in Rome until the 1980s. In the past years, he had decided to live with his wife in Taormina where he had opened his publishing agency and letteralia. A highly regarded writer he edited the Italian editions of authors such as Steinbeck and David Foster Wallace. Many, moreover, his books, among which “Non more nobody”, “Leonilde. Exceptional history of a normal woman”, “within sometimes in your sleep” and “In the belly”. Grief in the world of culture.
Goodbye Sergio Claudio #Perroni, writer of Dans le ventre, Entro a volte nel tuo sonno, Non muore nessuno, La Nave di Teseo, Il peincipio della carezza & La bambina che somigliava alle cose scomparse. #RIP Preghiere e condoglianze, alla famiglia di #SergioClaudioPerroni… https://t.co/aGeHSkTnjl
— Absurde_Existenz (@Wiesel_Flink) May 26, 2019
“I would never have thought of this tragic end. With the death of Sergio Perroni, a friend leaves, leaving us in this way so terrible but that we will never forget and will always remain in our thoughts “. This was stated by Italo Mennella, president of the Taormina Hotel Association, a friend of Sergio Claudio Perroni, the writer who committed suicide this morning in the historic center of the tourist resort.
Disbelief and bitterness. “Sergio Perroni’s suicide leaves a deep pain, a sense of disbelief but also a lot of bitterness. He went towards an unthinkable destiny and it is really hard to even comment on what happened. No one could ever have thought of this dramatic decision. When I heard the news of his death this morning I was speechless. Right now my thoughts turn to Sergio’s wife and her family. Beyond the bewilderment of this extreme gesture, I still have the memory of so many things done together and the great esteem for an intelligent and generous man, a brilliant writer full of ideas, with a character perhaps not simple but certainly a person never banal. He will always have a special place in my heart ”.