Making him one of the top personals associated with sports to die of current global pandemic Coronavirus, Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with COVID-19, died at the age of 76.
It was announced by his son. Sanz was in charge of the Spanish giants from 1995-2000, overseeing two Champions League titles.
“My father has just passed away. He did not deserve this ending and in this way,” tweeted his son, Lorenzo Sanz junior.
“One of the best, bravest and hardest-working people I have ever seen. His family and Real Madrid were his passions.”
Three days ago, Sanz Jr., a former professional basketball player, said that his father had been admitted to a Madrid hospital after suffering the symptoms of the coronavirus which has killed more than 1,320 people in Spain.
“Very sad day for Real Madrid. Lorenzo Sanz connected yesterday and today with two numbers for history — 7 and 8,” tweeted Real Madrid current captain Sergio Ramos in reference to the key Champions League titles.