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Ronaldinho’s mum dead after battle with COVID-19

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Ronaldinho's mum dead

Dona Miguelina, the mother of Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has passed away, after complications arising from coronavirus.

The doting mother of the ex-Barcelona star contracted COVID-19 in December and was immediately admitted to Mae de Deus Hospital in Porto Alegre.

Atletico Mineiro, whom Ronaldinho played for between 2012–2014, were one of the first to offer their condolences online.

Ronaldinho's mum dead

They wrote: “[The] club is mourning the death of Dona Miguelina.

“It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Dona Miguelina, mother of @10Ronaldinho.

“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.”

Ronaldinho hasn’t come up with any kind of a statement yet, but his Instagram profile pic is all black.

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Ronaldinho was born on 21 March 1980 in the city of Porto Alegre, the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. His mother, Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos, was a salesperson who studied to become a nurse. His father, João de Assis Moreira, was a shipyard worker and footballer for local club Esporte Clube Cruzeiro

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