Former Liverpool striker and cult hero Roberto Firmino lost his father, Jose Roberto Cordeiro de Oliveira, to a heart attack on Sunday night. Firmino’s father had traveled to Saudi Arabia to be with the rest of the Firmino family for a vacation during the international break. The 62 year old suffered the heart attack in his sleep.
According to Firmino’s wife, Larissa, both of Bobby’s parents were supposed to make the move later this week to live with the family in Saudi Arabia while he played for his new club, Al Ahli. Larissa posted a heartfelt message on Instagram to deliver the news.
“What a void you left here, my father-in-law. What pain is this? It was okay!
Our plans were for us to have our first family trip together. Every year we received a visit from our parents, but we wanted quality time, an affectionate memory to last forever.
My God, it’s so hard to digest it all! Our hearts are so grateful for the opportunity to say such a beautiful farewell, but because of it, the pain is even greater. Bureaucracies, uncertainties, make the days longer. Seeing the suffering of my mother-in-law, Roberto and my sister-in-law crushes my heart, I wanted to take this pain away from them.
My God, what strong and sensitive people, with each breath a despair and with each despair a breath of let’s rise again because we trust in our God. I learn so much from them. We wanted more! Our plans were for us to return to Arabia together so that we could present our new life to our parents. And now our plans are one day at a time, learning to live with longing.
Thank you my father-in-law, thank you crazy for every moment together. See you soon!”
Everyone here at TLO towers expresses their deepest condolences to the Firmino family during this difficult time. YNWA