Gazzaniga's son, Giorgio, said his father passed away in his sleep at home in Milan.
'He just didn't wake up this morning. It was a peaceful death,' Giorgio Gazzaniga said on Monday, adding his father had been in hospital recently for a series of minor ailments.
Gazzaniga sadly passed away in his sleep in Milan on Monday, his son Giorgio confirmed
Gazzaniga designed and created the World Cup trophy in 1971 after Brazil retained the right to keep the Jules Rimet trophy by winning their third World Cup in 1970.