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Barcelona pay tribute as Luis Enrique’s daughter passes away

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A horrible tragedy for the club legend

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Tragic news on Thursday for everyone associated with Futbol Club Barcelona as the daughter of club legend and former player and manager Luis Enrique passed away at the age of 9. Xana lost a five-month battle to bone cancer.

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

“We want to thank all for your demonstrations of love these last few months and appreciate your discretion and comprehension.

“We also thank the staff at Sant Joan de Deu and San Pau hospitals for your dedication and care, from the doctors to the nurses and all volunteers. A special mention to the palliative care team at Sant Joan de Deu.

“We will miss you very much but we’ll remember you every single day of our lives with the hope of seeing you again in the future. You will be the star that will guide our family.

“Rest in peace Xanita.”

Martínez Cullell Family

There were tributes and messages from the entire Barcelona community, including club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and players like Lionel Messi and Gerard Piqué.

“My condolences to Luis Enrique and his entire family in these very difficult moments. We are with you, Mister, all the strength in the world.”

— Lionel Messi, Instagram Stories


Rest in Peace, Xana. All the love, Lucho.