A new report has confirmed that Horacio Sala, 58, father of late footballer Emilio Sala has died. According to reports, Horacio died from a heart attack three months after Emiliano’s passing following a plane crash on his way to Cardiff.
Horacio reportedly suffered a heart attack on Friday, April 26, 2019. He died o his bed at home in the town of Progreso, Argentina.
Daniel Ribero, who spoke with C5N TV channel revealed that Horacio died before doctors arrived at his home in Progreso.
His death is coming after his son’s plane crashed while on his way to join his new club Cardiff City from French club Nantes. Emilio had just signed a club record deal of £15m.
It is believed that Emiliano’s death played a role in his father’s sudden demise. Horacio has reportedly been grief-stricken ever since his son’s body was found in the bottom of the sea.
Local politician Julio Muller said: “He could never get over Emi’s death.”