UPDATED: Final farewell to Italian TV presenter Nadia Toffa

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Hundreds of mourners said farewell to Nadia Toffa at the 40-year-old journalist and TV presenter’s funeral in her native Brescia on Friday after her death from cancer Tuesday.

Her family placed on her coffin her black tie from satirical and investigative reporting show Le Iene of which she was one of the main protagonists .

Toffa, 40, who rose to fame with the Mediaset TV show ‘Le Iene’.

The funeral took place Friday morning in the Duomo of Brescia and was led by Father Maurizio Patriciello, the parish priest of Caivano in Naples and symbol of the fight against  illegal dumping of trash in the Campania region and who was also the spiritual councilor of Toffa.

 She was promoted to being one of the Le Iene’s presenters in 2016. She was equally courageous in battling her disease after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and she wrote a book about the fight but that led her to come under heavy fire from online haters. “You fought with your head held high, using all of your strength, up to the end, up to today,”

Via Corriere della Sera/ RAI/La Repubblica

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