The image of 81-year-old Stefano Bozzini playing the accordion from an Italian street below his wife’s hospital window stole hearts around the world.

Carla Sacchi was allowed out of the hospital near Piacenza a few days ago but has now died at her home. Although she had not contracted coronavirus, hospital rules meant her husband was unable to visit her.
Hospital staff and residents watched as the former member of Italy’s Alpine regiment donned his Alpine hat, sat on a stool, and played a succession of melodies from the courtyard beneath his wife’s window.
His son Maurizio said Stefano had asked the hospital if he could “perform a few songs for her to give her five minutes of happiness”. The couple had been married for 47 years and he blew his wife a kiss as she watched from behind the window.