Former Real Madrid President, Lorenzo Sanz Dies At 76 After Suffering From Coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president, Lorenzo Sanz has died at the age of 76, days after he was hospitalized for coronavirus.

CBS Sport reports that Sanz had initially chosen to stay home while feeling sick so as not to further overwhelm Spain’s medical service. But on Tuesday, he went to the hospital after his fever had lasted for eight days!
Even so, after testing positive for coronavirus, the infection gave him kidney failure and he died on Saturday night.

His son, Lorenzo Sans Duran confirmed the death on Twitter writing in Spanish:

‘My father has just died. He did not deserve this 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.’

Sanz was a director at Real from 1985 to 1995 before taking over as President, a position he held until 2000.
While he was president of Real Madrid, the club won two European Cups and an Intercontinental Cup, a League title, a Spanish Super Cup, a basketball league title and the Saporta Cup.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid has confirmed the death in an official club statement;

Real Madrid C. F., the club president and Board of Directors all wish to express the deepest regret at the passing of Lorenzo Sanz, who was club president of Real Madrid from 1995 to 2000.

The club wishes to convey its condolences to his wife Mari Luz, his children, Lorenzo, Francisco, Fernando, María Luz (Malula) and Diana, as well as his family and friends. Our condolences are shared by all madridistas.

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