Jose Becker, the father of Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, has drowned to death swimming in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil.
The 57-year-old had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened in the southern region of the country, near the town of Rincao do Inferno on Wednesday.
According to local reports, he was reported missing to local police at 5pm before the Cacapava do Sul Fire Department later located his body during their search at 11:59pm
Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters that the death was not being treated as suspicious because ‘there was no foul play suspected.’
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Brazilian club Internacional – whom Alisson and his younger brother Muriel both used to play for – issued a statement following the tragic news.
“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.
KanyiDaily had also reported how the 68-year-old father of popular American rapper Nicki Manaj, died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York.
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