He died suddenly in Ravenna today 8 July at the age of 51 Titta, Giuseppe Tittarelli, singer and musician. Very popular and followed by his audience, Titta was considered the King of “trash” music and demented rock, with memorable lyrics, sung at the top of his voice by the many fans who followed him at each concert. His career had started together with the “Fecce Tricolori”, a band that melted however in the early 2000s and since then Titta has continued his solo career. Then in 2015 the first symptoms of a disease appear that will take him for some years away from the scenes – but not from the fans – and whose contours are not immediately understood. He will talk about it himself. In July of a year ago the announcement: I was healed. So it was told in Ravenna on 29 July 2019.
“Mine was a terrible experience – spiegava Look – because the Hodgkin lymphoma that I had, is a tumor that has as its main feature an itchy itching for the whole body. I had the first symptoms in 2015, but the diagnosis only came in December 2017 “.
The calvary it is made of a couple of years in which the singer from Ravenna he has been unable to sleep for more than 4 or 5 hours a night: “I found relief from that excruciating itch only with an ointment, which however only worked for a few hours.” A hell. “I was obviously exhausted – continues his story – and I had to stop all my activities. When I was diagnosed with the disease it was a release for me, because I finally knew what I had. I felt like in “Dear Diary” where Nanni Moretti talks about his experience with the disease, the same one I had. Here, it just happened to me. “
With the diagnosis also comes the chemotherapy, which took longer than expected to take effect, given that the lymphoma had been working for a long time: “Instead of the 6 months of therapy that had been announced to me it took a year and a half. I take this opportunity to thank all the doctors, doctors and nurses in the hematology department of Ravenna, where I have been treated very well and which is an excellence in Italy, together with the precious Ail and Ior volunteers. And thank God I was born in a country where health is public … “.
“Now – adds – I have yet to fully recover physically: in April of this year I performed the stem cell autotransplantation, which was the last act of therapy. I am gradually returning to leading a normal life. For four years I have lived as an invalid and also psychologically I have to get used to life, since I have just recovered and it still doesn’t seem true to me. “
Last November 8th there was also the his return to the scene with the “I’m back tour”. The first concert scheduled at the Bronson in Madonna dell’Albero had sold out.
“Illness has certainly not changed my relationship with music – he said on that occasion – and what I want to communicate, if anything taught me about the things that I hope to implement in the future in my private life, such as not giving up on the first obstacles and being more decisive and concrete in the choices that life often puts in front of you “.
Unfortunately today the sad news of his death that threw the fans into despair.