Rest In Peace: Xana Martínez Cullell

29 Aug

Incredibly sad news: Luis Enrique’s 9 year old daughter Xana (pictured here in 2015 with her papi) has lost a 5 month battle with osteosarcoma. Enrique had stepped away from managing La Roja for undisclosed personal reasons earlier this year and now we know what they were. He released a brief statement today on Twitter (translated below).

Our daughter Xana has passed away this afternoon at the age of 9 after fighting for 5 intense months against osteosarcoma.

We thank all the gestures of affection received during these months and we appreciate the discretion and understanding.

Also thanks goes to the staff of the San Joan de Deu and Sant Pau hospitals for their dedication and treatment, to the doctors, nurses and all the volunteers. With a special mention to the team of palliative priests of Sant Joan de Deu.

Rest Xanita

The Martínez Cullell family.

My heart breaks for the family – losing a child is devastating. Real Madrid has joined with the rest of the football world in offering their condolences. At times like there are no rivalries, just a shared pain of mourning a life lost too soon. We here at HB & HB extend our sympathies to Xana’s parents Luis & Elena, her siblings Sira & Pacho and the rest of the family and friends who loved her.

– Lozil

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