Former Barcelona and Brazil midfielder, Ronaldinho has lost his mother, Dona Miguelina.
It was reported that the 71-year-old died in a hospital in Porto Alegre after testing positive for COVID-19.
Ronaldinho’s former club, Atletico Mineiro, confirmed the development 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 World Cup winner is yet to release an official statement over the death of his mother.