Horacio Sala, the father of late footballer Emiliano Sala, has died of a heart attack three months after his son’s tragic plane crash.
News of his death broke on Friday morning and was confirmed by local politician Julio Muller, who told the media that he passed away in his bed overnight.
Muller said: “2019 doesn’t let up in shocking us with news in this town. At 5 o’clock in the morning, the lady, his wife, rang me and she was very upset.
“The doctors were there but when I arrived at their home, he had already died. He could never get over Emi’s death.”
Sala’s passing in the town of Progreso, Argentina, comes mere months after son Emiliano died while travelling to his new club, Cardiff City.
The plane carrying Emiliano went missing over the English Channel and a few weeks later his body was found in the wreckage on the seabed.
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