Former Brazilian professional footballer, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho, has confirmed his biological mother has passed way at age 71 after testing positive for Covid-19.
His mother, Miguelina Eloi Assis dos Santos passed away on Saturday, February 20, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from Covid-19 complications, and the football legend has finally broken silence following her death.
Ronaldinho in a post shared via his social media account thanked fans and friends for their show of support following the news of his mother’s death. The football legend on behalf of his family acknowledged the consent of the public.
My family and I thank you all for the love and support we are receiving at this difficult time. My mother was an inspiration of strength and joy to all who knew her and will continue to exert her light in our lives forever. With the strength she taught us, we will continue our journey. Thank you ”, he wrote.