Radamel Falcao left devastated as father dies after fainting while playing tennis

Radamel Falcao left devastated as father dies after fainting while playing tennis

- Radamel Falcao's dad has been reported dead at the age of 61

- The Colombian collapsed while playing tennis in his home country

- The former defender was said to have been rushed to the hospital but they could not revive him

Monaco superstar Radamel Falcao has been thrown into mourning after the untimely death of his father Radamel Garcia King.

The 61-year-old was said to have given up the ghost despite being rushed to the hospital after collapsing while playing tennis.

According to the Mirror, the cause of the death has been traced to sudden cardiac arrest.

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Meanwhile, late Garcia was a defender during his active football career, having featured for teams like Junior de Barranquilla, Independiente Santa Fe, Union Magdalena, Deportes Tolima, Atletico Bucaramanga and Independiente Medellin.

French League side, Monaco extend their condolence to the family of Falcao, saying: AS Monaco "AS Monaco extends its deepest condolences to Radamel Falcao after the untimely passing of his father Radamel García King ."

And he represented his country at the 1980 Moscow Olympics as well as featuring for Venezuelan outfit Deportivo Tachira.

The Colombian Football Federation passed on their wishes to the family, sending a message of "solidarity and strength" to Monaco forward Falcao.

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Former Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla was also among those to send his thoughts, posting on social media: "I very much regret the death of your father and I will be with you in your pain from a distance.

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"Sending you a hug my brother and lots of strength.”

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Falcao had loan spells at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge between 2014 and 2016, and has scored 32 times in 81 appearances for Colombia.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Nigerian footballer Ekundayo Ebenezer Mawoyeka died in Turkey after suffering an heart attack during a match on Sunday, November 4, in Turkey.

According to Euronews, the 23-year-old striker who plays for amateur club Sarayköyspor, suddenly collapsed in the 35th minute in a match against Yeşilköyspor at the Servergazi Stadium.

Ekundayo was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later gave up the ghost.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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