Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho’s mother Dona Miguelina, aged 71, reportedly passed away after testing positive for Covid-19.
She was hospitalised after testing positive for the virus in December 2020, in their home city of Porto Alegre.
Ronaldinho’s former club Atletico Mineiro confirmed her death on Twitter on Sunday, February 21, 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.”
As at the time of filling this report, Ronaldinho is yet to make an official statement over the reported death of his mother.