Luis Enrique loses daughter to cancer
The former Barcelona and Spain couch Luis Enrique announced via his social media handle that his 9-year-old daughter, Xana, passed away from osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
Luis Enrique quit his role with the national team in June to spend time with his daughter, who lost her five-month fight against the disease on Thursday.
“Our daughter Xana passed away this afternoon aged nine after fighting for five intense months with osteosarcoma (bone cancer),” he said in a statement.
“We want to say thanks for all the shows of warmth received over the past few months and we appreciate the discretion and comprehension shown.
“We also want to thank the staff at the Sant Joan de Deu and Sant Pau hospital for their dedication and treatment, to the doctors, nurses and all the volunteers. With a special mention to the palliative care team at Sant Joan de Deu.
“We will miss you a lot but we will remember you every day of our lives with the hope that one day in the future we will meet again. You will be the star that guides our family. Rest (in peace) Xanita.”