The son of Brazil’s legendary World Cup-winning captain Cafu Cafu has died due to a suspected heart attack after playing football in his hometown Sao Paulo, international media reported.
According to reports from Brazilian media, Cafu’s eldest son, 30-year-old Danilo Feliciano de Moraes, complained that he was feeling unwell while playing football in his hometown on Wednesday. He was taken to the Albert Einstein hospital where he later died.
Several leading football clubs took to Twitter to pay their respects to Cafu’s son and offer their condolences to the family.
“The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Cafu’s son, Danilo,” tweeted Inter Milan. “All of us at the club send our heartfelt condolences to Cafu and his family at this difficult time.”
“Sao Paulo Football Club deeply regrets the death of Danilo, son of the @officialcafu. The club sympathizes and wishes the tricolor idol, his family and friends a lot of strength,” said the Cafu’s boyhood club, Sao Paulo, in a tweet.
“It’s with a sad heart that we offer our deepest condolences to his family at this saddest of times,” said Italian club AC Milan. “Everyone at UEFA wishes to send their sincerest condolences to Cafu following the passing of his son, Danilo.—AFP