Lorenzo Sanz, who was Real Madrid's president back from 1995 to 2000 and was is charge for the club's historic La Septima triumph, has sadly died after suffering from the deadly disease.
The Spaniard has been hospitalised after he developed a fever, and he was tested for COVID-19 and the result was positive.
At age 76, Sanz was very much embedded into the high-risk category for coronavirus, and he died on Saturday, March 21.
Sanz was born in Madrid back in 1943 and came in charge of Real Madrid in 1995 after a spell as a director under Ramon Mendoza's administration.
He rebuilt an ailing Los Merengues team around Fabio Capello as coach and signed a lot of stars such as Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf, Davor Suker and Predrag Mijatovic.
His time in charge won two European Cups, as well as success in the domestic campaign, yet he ordered an advanced election for the club presidency as a result of institutional problems which has enveloped the club.
However, in July 2000, Florentino Perez got elected for the president of the club by a margin of 3 167 votes and Sanz was left behind.
Real Madrid will pay tribute to Sanz course, but official statement is yet to be confirmed.