Carlo Scorza, the last leader of Italy's Fascist Party, has died at his home near Florence at the age of 91.

Scorza was named secretary of the Fascist Party by dictator Benito Mussolini on April 17, 1943, just three months before the fall of the regime. He was the last survivor of the party hierarchy that took part in the meeting July 25, 1943, when the party council voted to end Mussolini's reign.Although he had promised to vote for the council's proposal, Scorza remained faithful to Mussolini and voted for the continuation of the party and the war.