Ex-Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has died after he contracted the novel coronavirus according to the Mirror and BBC.
He was aged 76.
His son made this known on Twitter after the demise of his father .
The former Los Blancos chief was hospitalized earlier in the week after falling ill and his family confirmed Sanz contracted COVID-19.
His son Lorenzo wrote on Twitter: “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.”
In the course of his career, Sanz won two Champions League titles when he was president of Real Madrid for five years from 1995-200 and signed stars like Pedrac Mijatovic and Davor Suker.
Lorenzo Sanz Jr: "My father has died. He didn't deserve to go this way. One of the best, bravest, hardest-working people I've ever known. His family and Real Madrid were his passion. RIP."
— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) March 21, 2020