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Alisson Becker's Father Tragically Passes Away After Drowning In Brazil

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.

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Internacional, who Alisson and his brother Muriel both played for, tweeted about Jose's passing.

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"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.

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Our thoughts go out to Alisson and his family at this difficult time.

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Alisson Becker, Brazil

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