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Dead homeless man's secret property portfolio

Dead homeless man's secret property portfolio
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An Italian homeless man has taken a valuable secret to the grave.

Giovanni Valentin died on Christmas Eve from burns received when he lit a fire to keep warm on the streets of Bulzano.

The 66-year-old kept quiet about roughly half a million euros in cash and property that his mother had left him a year earlier.

A family friend told a local newspaper that Valentin thought that living on the streets was the only way he could feel free.

It is hoped Valentin’s estate will now be used to help other homeless people.