- "Are you letting me go? Thank you, Cesare. You will not regret–"
- ―Francesco's last words before being strangled by Micheletto Corella, 1503.[src]
In 1503, Francesco told his older brother, Egidio Troche, about Cesare's intentions for Romagna. Subsequently, Egidio then sent a letter to the Venetian ambassador, warning him and hoping to prevent Cesare from conquering Romagna. However, one of his letters was intercepted by Cesare's men.
- Historically, there are disputes over whether Francesco Troche threw himself overboard a boat to drown in an act of suicide, or if he was strangled in a prison when the boat arrived in Rome.
- Despite being born the same year as Ezio, Francesco looks significantly older.