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Emiliano Sala's father dies suddenly just months on from tragic plane crash

Emiliano Sala's father Horacio cries after a vigil at his son's boyhood club San Martin de Progreso in Argentina.
Emiliano Sala's father Horacio cries after a vigil at his son's boyhood club San Martin de Progreso in Argentina.

Emiliano Sala's father Horacio has passed away suddenly after suffering a heart attack during the night.

The 58-year-old could not be saved by paramedics and has died just three months after his son's tragic plane crash over the English channel.

Emiliano had signed for Cardiff City in a club record £15m deal and was travelling to his new club after returning to old side Nantes when his plane went missing.

His body was pulled from the wreckage over two weeks later but the body of pilot David Ibbotson has not been found.

Now just over three months on, Sala's father has died at his home.

"2019 doesn't let up in shocking us with news in this town," said local politician Julio Muller. "The doctors were there but when I arrived at their home, he had already died."

"At 5 o'clock in the morning, the lady, his wife, rang me and she was very upset."

Horacio is survived by his wife Mercedes, son Dario and daughter Romina.

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