Bernard Gonzalez, Reims club doctor, takes his own life after contracting coronavirus

Bernard Gonzalez, Reims club doctor, takes his own life after contracting coronavirus

- Bernard Gonzalez has left everyone in shock after taking his own life due to COVID-19 crisis

- The team doctor of Ligue 1 side Reims tested positive to the Coronavirus and was self-isolating with his wife

- The club and mayor of Reims have since paid tribute to the 60-year-old medical practitioner

Bernard Gonzalez, club doctor of Ligue 1 side Reims took his life while self-isolating with his family, President Jean-Pierre Caillot announced.

The 60-year-old tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and was at home with his wife before taking his own life.

Reims have posted a poetic tribute to their team doctor after the tragic incident occurred calling him “a man of science and literature, with inexhaustible curiosity”.

Mayor of Reims Arnaud Robinet called Gonzalez a “collateral victim of Covid-19” and suggested that the doctor left a note.

“Gonzalez was great professional, recognized and appreciated by all,” Robinet said.

“My thoughts are with his parents, his wife and his family.

“He is a collateral victim of Covid-19, because it had been detected positive. I know he left a note to explain his gesture. But I ignore its content.”

Club president Caillot expressed his shock on Reims’ official website: “Words fail me, I am stunned, prostrate before this news.

“This pandemic affects Stade de Reims in the heart. This is a personality of Reims and a great professional of the sport who left us.

“His mission to the club of more than 20 years has been carried out with the utmost professionalism, in a passionate and even selfless manner.”

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