Robert Arrigo MP was a hotel owner and politician from Malta. From 2003 until his death in 2022, he was a member of the House of Representatives of Malta for the Nationalist Party. Between 2017 and 2022, he was also the Nationalist Party’s deputy leader for party affairs.
Arrigo was a well-known businessman in Malta. He used to be the Mayor of Sliema and Chairman of the Sliema Wanderers Football Club. He went to school at Stella Maris College in Balzan, St. Aloysius’ College in Birkirkara, and the University of Malta in Msida.
Who Was Robert Arrigo?
Robert Arrigo, a Maltese hotelier, and politician were born on December 4, 1954. Between 2017 and 2022, he worked for the Nationalist Party as the organization’s deputy head. He was also a major player in the Maltese business community.
Arrigo has held multiple roles in Sliema, including that of mayor and chairman of the Sliema Wanderers F.C. In 1996, he won the election as the club’s president. The Neptune Waterpolo club elected him to the position of vice president.
At heart, Arrigo was a businessman. In 1994, he entered politics after founding the travel agency Robert Arrigo & Sons Ltd. When it comes to his schooling, Arrigo attended Stella Maris College in Balzan, St. Sloysius’ College in Birkirkara, and the University of Malta in Msida.
How Did Robert Arrigo Die?
A spokesperson for the party said that Robert Arrigo, a Nationalist MP, died at the age of 67. The former party vice leader was told in the summer that he had cancer and was going through chemotherapy.
Arrigo just told people about a fundraiser for the cancer NGO Puttinu Cares that he is planning. Party leader Bernard Grech honored the politician, who was also an entrepreneur, the head of the Sliema Wanderers football club, and the former mayor of Sliema.
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The leader of the PN said, “You’ll be remembered for your good work, your dedication to the party, and, most of all, your love for this country.”
He said that even though Arrigo was sick, they had met a few days before and talked about tourism, which was the MP’s job for the party. The prime minister, Robert Abela, also said nice things about Arrigo and said that the legislature would miss him.
What Was His Cause of Death?
After a lengthy illness, Robert Arrigo lost his fight with cancer and passed away. When he passed away, he was 76 years old. Even though Arrigo’s cancer symptoms began in the early 2020s, he didn’t receive a diagnosis until May of 2022. Therefore, his chances of recovery were diminished.
The courageous man was going through chemotherapy with a positive, can-do outlook on life. He passed away earlier today from cancer.
Funeral Arrangements and Tributes
Because of his untimely passing from cancer, many have paid respect to Robert Arrigo in writing. Many famous people have expressed their condolences and prayed for his eternal rest.
Min jgħid li fil-politika ma fadalx irġiel ta’ stoffa, ma kienx jaf lil Robert Arrigo. Strieħ fis-sliem kollega. pic.twitter.com/veB5hYcAZC
— Chris Fearne (@chrisfearne) October 18, 2022
The tributes were overseen by Bernard Grech, the party leader. He said, “I think what people will remember most about you is your love of this nation,” which is in addition to your great work and party loyalty. He added that they had discussed the party and planned to go forward with it even though Arrigo had fallen ill just days before.
Robert Arrigo’s wife, Marina, and their two sons, Alan and Andrew, are also left behind. Funeral preparations are currently underway.