Dona Miguelina, the mother of Brazilian football star Ronaldinho is dead, foreign media say.
Miguelina, 71, was hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19 last year while in their home city of Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil.
In December, the Ballon d’Or winner asked fans to pray for his mother, revealing she was fighting for her life at Mae de Deus Hospital.
“Dear friends. My mum has Covid and we’re fighting for her to recover. She is in intensive care and is receiving all the care she needs. I’m thankful for your prayers, your positive energy and the affection you’ve always shown. Stay strong, mum,” Ronaldinho said on Twitter.
Ronaldinho GaÃºcho: MuriÃ³ por COVID-19 la madre del exfutbolista https://t.co/6sx9WUMwyq— AmÃ©rica (@americatv_peru) February 21, 2021