The father of Francesco Totti, Enzo, has died in Rome from coronavirus. The progenitor of the legendary footballer I was 76 years old and died at the Spallanzan hospital in the Italian capital.

Enzo Totti tested positive for COVID-19 and he was admitted and transferred to the intensive care unit.

Affectionately nicknamed the “Sheriff”, Enzo could not overcome the disease. I was a risk patient for having suffered a heart attack a few years ago. This incident forced him to stop traveling to his son’s away games.

Enzo Totti was unconditional support for Francesco, whom he followed in all kinds of competitions and matches, be they League, Champions or Olympic Games. That is why they were very close, as reflected in the congratulations that the footballer dedicated to his father on his last birthday.

Roma showed solidarity with the iconic footballer and dedicated an emotional message to Enzo: “Our hug goes to Fiorella (his wife), Francesco, Riccardo (brother of the player) and the whole family,” they wrote on the club’s social networks.