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Manchester City have announced the death of Pep Guardiola's mother Dolors Sala Carrio, who had contracted coronavirus at the age of 82.
The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old .
- Manchester City (@ManCity) April 6, 2020
Taking to Twitter, the English football club wrote that manager Guardiola's mother had passed away in Manresa, Barcelona.
Manchester City went on to add: "Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends."
Responding to the tweet, Tottenham Hotspur's official account wrote: "Everyone at Spurs sends their deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time".
Brighton and Hove Albion echoed the message while Liverpool added: "Deepest condolences from everybody at Liverpool FC. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time."
Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited https://t.co/vN3impeJy4
- Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 6, 2020
Rival team Manchester United replied with the hashtag #ACityUnited while many Manchester United supporters followed.
Many football fans took the opportunity to send reminders to people that they should be staying inside. One commented: "That brings it right home... feel gutted for Pep and his family. Please folks stay at home and stay as safe as possible."
Another said: "Sad news. Football is so unimportant right now. Condolences to Pep Guardiola. Very sorry for his loss."
Sincerest condolences to Pep Guardiola and family after hearing of the loss of his Mom.
At any time the loss of an elderly parent is traumatic but under the circumstances, with potentially not being there to love and cherish, it must be even more traumatic.
Descansa en pau :heart:
- Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) April 6, 2020
Last month, Pep made a €1 million (£870,000) donation to the Barcelona-based Angel Soler Daniel Foundation, which is linked to the Official College of Doctors of Barcelona to help its fight against coronavirus, according to the Mirror.
The 100-year-old medical institution said: "Pep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Fundacio Angel Soler Daniel for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic."