Carlton mourn death of Sergio Silvagni

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Carlton legend Sergio Silvagni, who died aged 83, embodies the spirit of the Blues, the AFL club's president Mark LoGiudice says.

Silvagni, a dual premiership player and two-time club champion, passed away on Thursday morning surrounded by family.

His son Stephen and grandsons Jack and Ben have also played for Carlton.

Sergio was formally inducted as a club legend in 2016.

He played 239 VFL games for the Blues, captained the club and was also a long-serving committee member and selector.

"Sergio was and always will be a legendary Carlton person," LoGiudice said in a statement.

"He was such an important figure to many Carlton supporters growing up during the 1960s, particularly those who had migrated to Australia and could instantly identify with one of their heroes.

"He would go on to become one of our greatest ever players and his impact on the club will forever hold a significant place in our history books.

"On and off the field he embodied what it means to be a Carlton person and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family."

Silvagni was a member of Carlton's Team of the Century, as was his son Stephen who played 312 games for the Blues.

Stephen's son Jack, a 72-gamer, is in his sixth year at Carlton while another son Ben didn't manage an AFL game in his two seasons on the club's list in 2019/20.

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