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|Died||11 December 2013 (aged 70)|
|Occupation||Film producer and publisher|
|Known for||RCS MediaGroup|
Angelo Rizzoli (1943–2013) was an Italian film producer and publisher. He was son of Andrea Rizzoli, president of the RCS MediaGroup publishing house, and grandson of Angelo Rizzoli who founded the Italian publishing group Rizzoli Libri, later becoming RCS MediaGroup.
Angelo Rizzoli Jr. was born in Como, Italy on November 12, 1943. At age 18 he discovers to be affected by multiple sclerosis, which left him a disability to the right hand and leg. Following the death of Angelo Rizzoli, at age 28 he becomes part of the family business's board of directors. Four years later, RCS MediaGroup purchases Italy's most circulated newspaper, Corriere Della Sera, a move that will place him under the interest of the Masonic Lodge Propaganda Due.
In 1981 the Corriere Della Sera is cited among the organizations part of the Propaganda Due scandals. In 1983 he is arrested, detained, and absolved thirteen months later after the Irish supreme court ruled that the funds alluded to be retained by Rizzoli were in fact withdrawn by Zirka Corp and hidden within a Rothschild bank account in Zurich, ruling out Rizzoli's role in the scandal.
He later founded Rizzoli Audiovisivi, through which he produced television series for the Italian television networks RAI and Mediaset. In 1991 he married Melania De Nichilo, a medical doctor of the Chamber of Deputies and later Member of Parliament. He had three sons, Andrea Rizzoli, Arrigo Rizzoli, and Alberto Rizzoli.
Rizzoli was arrested in February 2013 on bankruptcy fraud charges related to his business dealings. Despite a series of illnesses including multiple sclerosis, kidney failure, hypertension, and diabetes, he is denied domiciliary arrest and held in the Sandro Pertini detention care facility without access to physical therapy, which will permanently undermine his ability to walk. After a period of 5 months he is released and transferred to the Gemelli hospital due to deteriorating health conditions, where he died on December 11, 2013.
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