Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola’s mother died earlier in the day from contracting Coronavirus.
Dolors Sala Carrio, 82, was diagnosed with the disease after showing symptoms in Barcelona, with the Premier League club announcing her tragic death, Monday afternoon.
The club tweeted: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old.
Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
Recently, Pep had committed to fighting against the spread of coronavirus in Spain; the Spaniard gave €1m to Barcelona’s Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College towards the purchase of equipment to eradicate coronavirus in his country.
Spain is the country worst affected by the disease in Europe outside Italy, with 2,696 deaths and almost 40,000 positive cases. The region of Catalonia, where Guardiola is from, is one of the most affected parts of the country.