Emiliano Sala’s father Horacio dies, aged 58, three months after Cardiff City footballer’s tragic plane crash


Emiliano Sala’s father Horacio dies, aged 58, three months after Cardiff City footballer’s tragic plane crash

The father of Emiliano Sala, the Cardiff City footballer who died in a plane crash earlier this year, has passed away from a heart attack, aged 58.

Horacio Sala passed away in the night and was unable to be saved by paramedics, local politician Julio Muller confirmed.

“2019 doesn’t let up in shocking us with news in this town,” Mr Muller said. “At 5 o’clock in the morning, the lady, his wife, rang me and she was very upset.

“The doctors were there but when I arrived at their home, he had already died.”

Mr Sala’s passing comes just three months after Emiliano tragically died in a plane crash which occurred as he moved flew from Nantes, France to Wales following the completion of his transfer to Premier League side Cardiff.