Giacomo Puccini

Simonetta Puccini, 89, died on Saturday, 16 December in Milan. This was announced by the Fondazione Simonetta Puccini. She was the only and last descendant of the composer. The only son of the composer, Antonio (1884-1946), had no children by his wife, but he had a daughter, Simonetta, born in 1929 out of wedlock. Simonetta Puccini has been recognized as a legitimate heir and authorized to take the composer’s name only after a long judicial battle. In 1996 she became owner of the current Villa Museo Puccini in Torre del Lago.

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