I am very sorry to tell you that Dr Elena Pizzuto have passed away last night.
Announcement about her funeral (today) from ENS (Italian Deaf
Association) in Italian:
There are some videos of deaf Italians paying respect to Elena,
talking about how wonderful she was in the deaf community, encouraging
them to accept that LIS is a real language and all that and how
positive she was - and that her presence is much missed:
Some of you may want to check out her home page at: