Lorenzo Sanz, former Real Madrid president dies from coronavirus

Lorenzo Sanz, former Real Madrid president has died days after he was hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms.

He was 76.

Lorenzo Sanz

His son, Lorenzo Saz Duran confirmed his death via Twitter ‘My father has just died. He did not deserve this end in this manner. One of the best, most courageous and hard-working people I have seen in my life. His family and Real Madrid were his passion.’ 

Sanz had initially chosen to stay home when he fell sick avoiding to overwhelm Spain’s medical service, but later went to the hospital on Tuesday when his fever lasted for eight days, according to CBS Sport.

After testing positive to COVID-19, the infection gave him kidney failure and he died on Saturday night.

He was a director at Real from 1985 to 1995 before taking over as president, a position he held until 2000.

Real Madrid won two European cups and an Intercontinental Cup, a league title, a Spanish Super Cup, a basketball league title and the Saporta Cup, while Sanz was president.