Lorenzo Sanz passes away at 76 due to COVID-19The former president of the Real Madrid Football Club, Lorenzo Sanz, passed away at 76 years old on Saturday, local time, at Jimenez Diaz Foundation due to the complication after getting infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
On Tuesday afternoon, Lorenzo Sanz’s condition worsened, revealing symptoms such as shortness of breath after eight-day of high fever. Moreover, kidney failure due to an infection and hypertension made it worse for Sanz. In his final hours, Sanz was anesthetized.
On Wednesday night, Sanz’s son, Lorenzo Jr., a basketball player for Real Madrid, informed through his social media account that the condition of his father worsened. Lorenzo Jr. said that Sanz’s old age was what made it hard for his father.
Sadly, Lorenzo Sanz’s passing was left alone due to him being quarantined with other COVID-19 patients. On Saturday night, the passing was revealed by his son, Fernando, who played as a football player for Real Madrid, making it the first high-profile COVID-19 fatality in Spain.
Lorenzo Sanz is survived by his wife, Mari Luz, his sons Lorenzo, Francisco and Fernando and his daughters Malula and Diana.
Sanz became the president of Real Madrid from 1995 to 2000. During his reign, Real Madrid ended the trophy drought by winning the UEFA Champions League in 1998 for the first time since 1966, beating Juventus 1-0 in Amsterdam. The Champions trophy was the seventh for the Los Blancos.
Real Madrid reportedly will pay homage for Lorenzo Sanz once the health crisis in Spain has alleviated.