Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho has lost the mother to COVID-19. Dona Miguelina is said to have passed away in the early hours of Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the age of 71.
She reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020 and had been hospitalized in their home city of Porto Alegre.
‘Just sending you a lot of strength and a big hug for you and the whole family. I’m very sorry. Rest in peace.’
Two of Ronaldinho’s former clubs, Atletico Mineiro and Paris Saint-Germain, have also paid tribute.
The Brazilian team posted on Twitter: ‘It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Dona Miguelina, mother of Ronaldinho.
‘The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God welcome you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal ace. Rest in peace, Dona Miguelina.’
PSG wrote: ‘Paris Saint-Germain extends its deepest condolences to Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto following the death of their mother. [You have] all our support in this moment filled with sadness.’