Hospitalized since December, due to the covid-19 infection, Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos, mother of Ronaldinho Gaúcho, died this Saturday in Porto Alegre, due to complications from the disease. The mother of the five-time world champion with Brazil was 71 years old and was admitted to the ICU of Hospital Mãe de Deus, in the state capital.
The player has not yet commented on what happened, however, exchanged his profile picture on social networks for an all black icon, something that refers to mourning. Belo Horizonte Mayor Alexandre Kalil published a message of support for the player.
Ronaldinho, my son, I know what it’s like to lose a mother. My feelings at this difficult time.
– Alexandre Kalil (@alexandrekalil) February 20, 2021
Kalil was president of Atlético-MG during the victorious passage that the player had for the club of Minas. There, Ronaldinho won the 2013 Libertadores. Both have had a friendship since that time.
The Rooster also commented on the death.
The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God welcome you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal ace.
Rest in peace, Dona Miguelina. pic.twitter.com/nY3DLoPF90
– Athletic 😷 (@Atletico) February 21, 2021
In December, Ronaldinho had commented on his social networks the Dona Miguelina’s medical status.
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