Chapecoense plane crash survivor dies after suffering heart attack on pitch

first_imgnews Topics Chapecoense tragedy one year on: victims’ loved ones tell their story Football Share on Facebook Colombia plane crash 2016 Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Americas Share on Twittercenter_img Share on WhatsApp Read more Brazil Share via Email Share on Pinterest Rafael Henzel, who was 45, died in the southern Brazilian city of Chapeco. Radio Oeste Capital, where Henzel worked, said he died on Tuesday in a local hospital after feeling ill during a football match with friends. Chapecoense described him as a “symbol of the club’s reconstruction”.Henzel, three Chapecoense players and two LaMia airline workers survived the November 2016 accident, which killed 71 people, including 19 players of the Brazilian club that was en route to the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atlético Nacional.Chapecoense were later declared posthumous champions of South America’s second-most prestigious tournament. A journalist who was one of the six survivors of the Chapecoense football team air crash has died after a heart attack. Reuse this contentlast_img

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