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Ronaldinho loses mother to COVID-19

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Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho ’s mother, Dona Miguelina is dead.

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The 71-year-old (Mother to Ronaldinho) passed away in a hospital in Porto Alegre after testing positive for COVID-19.

Atlético Mineiro, the World Cup winner’s former club, confirmed her death on Twitter on Sunday, with a message of condolence.

“It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Doña Miguelina, mother of Ronaldinho Gaúcho,” read the club statement.

“The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God receive you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal ace.”

The former Barcelona superstar is yet to make an official statement over the sad news.

But the former AC Milan star had in December 2020 confirmed his mother’s condition on social media.

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