Alisson Becker's Father Tragically Passes Away After Drowning In Brazil
Alisson Becker's father has passed away after drowning in a lake in southern Brazil on Wednesday, as confirmed by local police.
Jose Becker had been swimming at a dam near his holiday home in Lavras do Sul, not too far from the town of Rincao do Inferno.
According to ESPN and Reuters, he was declared missing around 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday and the local fire department were called as part of the search for the 57-year-old.
Authorities told ESPN Brazil they had located the body at 11:59 p.m and there was no foul play suspected surrounding his death.
ATENÇÃO!- Carlos Lacerda (@reporterlacerda) February 25, 2021
Infelizmente o pai dos goleiros Alisson e Muriel foi encontrado sem vida!
It's been confirmed by multiple outlets in Brazil now including @ESPNBrasil that Alisson's father was found dead.- LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) February 25, 2021
Fire department found his body after he was swimming in a dam located in one of their properties.
Our condolences to the Becker family - Heartbreaking news :broken_heart::pray: pic.twitter.com/ueI2LM1VtR
Worrying story. "Alisson Becker's father José Becker disappeared today after diving into a dam in the Brazilian region of Lavras do Sul - 320km from Porto Alegre- DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) February 25, 2021
Mr Becker was bathing in a family property when he disappeared after a dive." [Globo Esportes]https://t.co/K0s6WC1HHN
Internacional, who Alisson and his brother Muriel both played for, tweeted about Jose's passing.
É com muita tristeza que recebemos a notícia da morte de José Agostinho Becker, pai dos nossos ex-goleiros Alisson e Muriel. O Clube do Povo deseja força aos familiares e amigos neste momento de tanta dor.- Sport Club Internacional (@SCInternacional) February 25, 2021
"It is with great sadness that we received the news of Jose Agostinho Becker's death, the father of our ex-goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel," the club said.
"Clube do Povo wishes strength to family and friends in this moment of so much pain."
Meanwhile, Sao Paulo wrote: "With much regret, Sao Paulo FC receives the sad news of the death of José Agostinho Becker, father of goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel. Our condolences and solidarity with the two athletes and their families. A lot of strength and a lot of light at this point."
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Liverpool supporters, as well as fans of other clubs, have been tweeting their condolences.
Loss of father marks one of the most profound rites of passage in one's life.- kdbkdbkdbkdbkdb (@kdbkdbkdbkdbkdb) February 25, 2021
May lord give all the power and strength to Alisson Becker and his family in these difficult times.
RIP :pray: pic.twitter.com/X7kF12j7Wt
According to Rádio Grenal, Alisson and Muriel's father, José Becker was found lifeless after his diving accident :pensive:- Brasil Football :flag_br: (@BrasilEdition) February 25, 2021
Much strength to the Becker family during this time :pray:
Rest in peace Jose Becker, aka Alisson Becker's dad, my prayers go to your family :pray::heart: pic.twitter.com/La5uqafLSl- Depressed Senor Umtiti (@SenorFlopper) February 25, 2021
Thoughts are with Alisson Becker and his family today after the tragic passing of his father. You'll Never Walk Alone pic.twitter.com/0FQGDz6WuS- Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) February 25, 2021
We love you @Alissonbecker.- LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) February 25, 2021
Stay strong in this horrible time, our thoughts and prayers go to you.
Horrible moment that him and his family are going through, may Jose Becker rest in peace.#YNWA means even more now, stay strong king :cry::heart::pray: pic.twitter.com/nWxpulXwRQ
Just heard the news about Alisson's dad losing his life. May he rest in peace :heart:- :zap::flag_bw: (@Priceless_Silva) February 25, 2021
I hope the Becker family get all the love and support they need at this difficult time. Some things are bigger than football pic.twitter.com/37DvwigU6t
Thoughts are with Alisson Becker and his family this morning. :heart: pic.twitter.com/EAm2Vc1T5e- Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) February 25, 2021
Our thoughts go out to Alisson and his family at this difficult time.
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