- Lucas Torreira has suffered a monumental loss following the passing of his mother
- The 53-year-old died earlier today shortly after contracting COVID-19
- This news came hours after Juan Mata also lost his mom to the same illness
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Arsenal on loan star Atletico Madrid Lucas Torreira has lost his mother, Viviana, to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The football star's 53-year-old mum was recently taken to the Intensive Care Unit after contracting the virus in Uruguay.
Sources reveal that the Spanish outfit granted the midfielder special permission to fly home to be by her side before she eventually passed away on Tuesday, March 30.
Her death was announced hours after Manchester United attacker Juan Mata also lost her mum in a similar situation.
Torreira was among the players who contracted COVID-19 back in November 2020 following international duty and he was the 12th national team star to have returned a positive result at the time.
And this forced the 25-year-old was to miss two weeks of football, including a La Liga clash with Barcelona as reported by The Mirror. A statement read at the time:
"Lucas Torreira underwent PCR tests upon his arrival in Madrid after returning from the concentration with the Uruguayan team following the usual protocol when our internationals rejoin after their commitments with their country.
"The analysis of these samples has been positive for Covid-19. Our footballer has no symptoms and remains isolated at home complying with the corresponding quarantine following the protocols of the health authorities."
Torreira was also the third Arsenal star to contract the coronavirus behind Mohamed Elneny and then Gunners star Sead Kolasinac.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has been thrown into mourning following the tragic death of his mother, Marta Garcia.
Sources reveal she eventually passed away after battling with an unknown illness for several months on Monday, March 29.