The famous player’s mother died at the age of 71. She was hospitalized back in December. Belo Horizonte Mayor Alexandre Calil, who was the president of Atletico Mineiro when Ronaldinho played for the club, expressed his condolences over the footballer’s loss.
In December, the player himself reported that his mother was hospitalized. Then the woman was admitted to the intensive care unit.
In October, it was reported that COVID-19 was detected in the 40-year-old football player himself. The ex-athletes disease was asymptomatic.
In August, Ronaldinho returned to Brazil after six months in Paraguay. The ex-footballer was arrested for using a fake passport.
Ronaldinho retired in 2018. He is known for his Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Milan, Brazilian Flamengo and Atletico Mineiro performances.