Micheal Ballack has lost his son Emilio to the cold hands of death after he was killed in a quad-bike crash
The teenager who currently resides in Portugal was crushed to death as firefighters tried saving his life
Ballack had a successful football career with the German national team, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Chelsea
How it happened
Reports from Portugal claim the incident occurred during the early hours on Thursday, August 5, 2020, in Troia south of Lisbon close to one of Ballack's properties.
The 18-year-old died after being crushed by a quad-bike as firefighters tried to rescue him near the Villas do Mar estate but to no avail.
The young lad recently posted pictures of his time at the beach with his family on his social media handle.
After a career-fulfilling spell at Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, Ballack joined Chelsea in 2006 and spent four years at Stamford Bridge.
He won the Premier League in the 2009-10 season as well as three FA Cups, League Cup and Community Shield.
The German legend also featured in the 2007-08 Champions League final for the west London club but lost to a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Manchester United on penalties.
Ballack returned to Germany to play for Leverkusen and retired after spending two seasons.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Thomas Tuchel has revealed Timo Werner's scoring form has not changed from last season since he played with the German national side at Euro 2020, The Sun, Metro.
The German striker was not inspiring when the Blues defeated their London counterpart Arsenal by 2-1 at the Emirates.
The 25-year-old missed a couple opportunities that has came his way since he returned from the international break for the pre-season campaign.
YEN.com.gh had also reported that Chelsea have rekindled their interest in re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan after the Belgian striker has become one of the best strikers in the world, Sky Sports, Mirror.
The Blues are in desperate need of a natural forward with the likes of Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham getting off their ranks this summer.
However, it is understood that Lukaku will cost the west London club a whopping €100million in a bid to land their former striker.