Chapecoense plane crash survivor Rafael Henzel dies
It’s another sad day in the world of Brazilian football.
That’s after it’s been confirmed that Chapecoense plane crash survivor Rafael Henzel has died while playing football.
Rafael Henzel was a football reporter.
According to UOL Esporte, Henzel passed away after suffering a heart attack during a football match.
Henzel was just 45-years-old.
UOL Esporte note that Henzel was scheduled to commentate on this week’s Brazilian Cup match between Chapecoense and Criciúma. That match may now be postponed as a sign of respect and mourning.
The Chapecoense plane crash
Rafael Henzel was just one of seven people who survived the 2016 Chapecoense plane crash.
71 others died in the tragedy.
Chapecoense had reached the final of the Copa Sudamericana, which is equivalent to the Europa League in Europe.
Chapecoense were scheduled to play the Copa Sudamerica final against Atletico Nacional in Medellin.
Sadly that never happened after the Brazilians’ plane crashed in Colombia.
Rafael Henzel: Social media reaction
A Associação Chapecoense de Futebol vem a público a fim de manifestar o profundo pesar e toda a consternação pela notícia do falecimento do jornalista Rafael Henzel, ocorrido na noite desta terça-feira. pic.twitter.com/sbtBSM5NQv
— Chapecoense (@ChapecoenseReal) March 27, 2019
Athletic Club offers its sincere condolences for the sudden death of the journalist Rafael Henzel, who recently participated in Thinking Football as a survivor of the plane crash of #Chapecoense and protagonist of the film Nossa Chape, which has won the contest pic.twitter.com/9K24DmVKkN
— Athletic Club (@Athletic_en) March 27, 2019
A histórica e emocionante narração de Rafael Henzel, que faleceu nesta noite. Descanse em paz! pic.twitter.com/z60o9dzHxz
— SporTV (@oeSporTV) March 27, 2019
Relembre a participação de Rafael Henzel, ao lado de Galvão Bueno, na transmissão do Jogo da Amizade entre Brasil e Colômbia, em janeiro de 2017 pic.twitter.com/hs8M2V4ThP
— globoesportecom (@globoesportecom) March 27, 2019
he survived a plane crash that killed a football team, wrote a book called “Live as if you were leaving” is a year later, that is, today, died of heart attack playing football, what an irony. His name is Rafael Henzel and someone needs to write this script! #RafaelHenzel pic.twitter.com/m14GsUvLf1
— Joice Bruhn🎈 (@Joicebruhn) March 27, 2019
R.I.P Rafael Henzel pic.twitter.com/DcbWBjHi4T
— Brizola Memes (@BrizolaMemes) March 27, 2019