Pep Guardiola's 82-year-old mother has died after contracting the recent disease, Manchester City announced on Monday.
"The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's mother Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona," the Premier League club said in a statement.
"Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends."
Guardiola, 49, last month donated one million euros ($1 million) to buy medical supplies for the fight against the pandemic in his native Spain.
He also issued a video as part of the club's Cityzens At Home initiative urging fans to stay at home. Clubs across Europe paid their condolences and took to social media to send their love to Pep and his family.
We're deeply saddened by this heartbreaking news.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 6, 2020
Sending our love and strength to Pep and his family at this difficult time 💙❤️ https://t.co/V13JiPZZcP
Everyone at Spurs sends their deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time 💙— Tottenham Hotspur (at 🏡) (@SpursOfficial) April 6, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Pep and his loved ones. You are all in our thoughts at this incredibly difficult time.— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 6, 2020
Borussia Dortmund sends our deepest condolences from Germany.— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) April 6, 2020
Our thoughts are with Pep and his family 💛
Our sincere condolences to Pep and his family from everyone at Eintracht. Thinking of you all. 🙏— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_us) April 6, 2020
Deepest condolences from everybody at Liverpool FC. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time.— Liverpool FC (at 🏠) (@LFC) April 6, 2020
All of us at Chelsea send our deepest condolences to Pep Guardiola and his family. 💙 https://t.co/I3U2sdNXyD— Chelsea FC - #StayHomeSaveLives (@ChelseaFC) April 6, 2020
Today, Barcelona fans deeply lament the deaths of Pep Guardiola's mother, Dolors Sala, and Radomir Antic, ex-coach of the club. All my condolences to their families. Losing a loved one is always very painful, but in the current circumstances, it is much harder still— Josep Maria Bartomeu (@jmbartomeu) April 6, 2020
Spain declared Monday a fourth consecutive drop in the number of deaths, with 637 over the past 24 hours, the lowest number in nearly two weeks.
Fatalities, which were sharply down on the record 950 on Thursday, brought the total deaths in the country to 13,055, second only to Italy.
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