Former president of Laliga giants Real Madrid, Lorenzo Sanz, has died after a battle with the Coronavirus disease, his family and the Santiago Bernabeu side have announced.
Sanz who died a the age of 76 won some laurels during his reign as president of Real Madrid FC and basketball team from 1995 to 2000.
Sanz was reportedly admitted to a hospital in Madrid earlier last week where his Covid-19 infection was manages until he gave up the ghost on Saturday.
His son, Lorenzo, confirmed the sad new of his father’s passing in Tweet on Saturday.
“My father has just died. He did not deserve it to end in this manner. One of the best, most courageous and hard working people I have seen in my life. His family and Real Madrid were his passion,” Lorenzo [Jnr.] tweeted.
“Real Madrid, its president and the board of directors regret with great consternation the death of
Lorenzo Sanz, who was president of Real Madrid from 1995 to 2000,’ Real Madrid stated on their website.