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SPORTS: Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dies of coronavirus



Lorenzo Sanz, was Real’s president from 1995 to 2000, he was admitted in a hospital with a fever where he also tested positive for coronavirus.
An announcement on Real Madrid’s official website reads:

“Real Madrid, its president and the Board of Directors regret with great consternation the death of Lorenzo Sanz, who was president of Real Madrid from 1995 to 2000.
“They also want to express their deepest condolences and all their affection for his wife Mari Luz, her children, Lorenzo, Francisco, Fernando, Maria Luz (Malula) and Diana, and their family and friends. Condolences that also extend to all Real Madrid.”
They also added that:
 “Today, Real Madrid is mourning the loss of a president who dedicated a large part of his life to his great passion: Real Madrid. Given the current circumstances, Real Madrid will pay him the recognition he deserves as soon as possible.”
Lorenzo Sanz’s son; Lorenzo Jr, a former player and director with Real’s basketball team, confirms his father’s death through his Twitter handle.
He wrote:
“My father just passed away. He did not deserve this ending and this way. One of the kindest, bravest, and (most) hardworking people I have ever seen is leaving. His family and Real Madrid were his passion. My mother and my brothers have enjoyed all their moments with pride.”
Real Madrid won six trophies during His time as president, as well as the Champions League in 1998 and 2000.

His other son Fernando Sanz, who played for Real during his father’s tenure as president, confirmed earlier this week that his father was admitted to the hospital but the family were unsure at that stage whether he had the disease or not.
“He did not want to go to the hospital until he was short of air and he was getting worse,” Fernando Sanz said in quotes reported by Marca on Wednesday.



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