Horacio Sala, 58, has died of a heart attack three months after his son Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash on his way to Cardiff.
The father of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala suffered a heart attack on Friday, April 26, 2019, his friend and president of his local club confirmed.
He died this morning in his bed at home in the town of Progreso, Argentina.
Daniel Ribero, from San Martin de Progreso, told C5N TV channel that Mr Sala had passed away before doctors arrived at his home in Progreso.
Horacio Sala's death comes exactly three months after his son's plane disappeared over the English Channel as he was on his way to join his new club Cardiff City from French club Nantes after signing a club record deal of £15m.
It is believed that Emiliano's death played a role in his father's sudden demise. Horacio has reportedly been grief-stricken ever since his son's body was found in the bottom of the sea.
Local politician Julio Muller said: "He could never get over Emi's death."