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Ronaldinho’s mother is dead. Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos died on Saturday at the age of 71 in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre.
Dona Miguelina was infected with the corona virus in December and had been hospitalized. Ronaldinho hoped for a speedy recovery from his mother.
“We are fighting for her to recover quickly. She is being treated in the hospital. As always, I appreciate all the prayers, the positive energy and your affection. Stay strong, Mom,” said Ronaldinho on December 21, 2020.
Almost three months later, Ronaldinho’s mom lost the battle against the disease. Ronaldinho and his brothers had already lost their father during their childhood.
In addition to Ronaldinho and his brothers Roberto and Deise de Assis, companions and ex-clubs of the superstar also mourn. Atletico Mineiro announced: “It is with great sadness that the Atlético Mineiro Club has heard the news of the death of Dona Miguelina, Ronaldinho’s mother. We mourn her.”
Lionel Messi sends Ronaldinho a hug
Lionel Messi, who has been friends with the South American since Barça days together, posted: “Ronnie, I have no words and I can’t believe it. I just want to send you a lot of strength and a big hug for you and your whole family. You I’m sorry for loss. May she rest in peace. “