Rafa’s grandfather has passed

In very sad news, Rafa’s paternal grandfather, Rafeal Nadal, passed away today in Manacor. Sincere condolences to the Nadal family.

Muere el músico Rafael Nadal – an obituary from ultimahora.es that lists Mr. Nadal’s many achievements. (mangle)

iB3 story:

(I hope the family members that were in New York managed to return home in time to see their patriarch one last time.)

7 Responses

  1. cythere72 says:

    The details surrounding the death are scant. My condolences to the Nadal family.

    • miri says:

      I’m not sure why there a need for details. He was an elderly man; it’s not unusual for elderly men to pass on. Also, let’s let the family have their privacy.

      • cythere72 says:

        I wasn’t trying to be nosy just making an observation, which is why no more questions were asked after I made that statement except to give my condolences. Not everyone is a gossip monger.

        • miri says:

          And I was just making an observation too.

          Today I’ve seen an article being tweeted that includes pictures of the family going to the funeral. It made me sad that they weren’t allowed privacy at such a time.

  2. JayDee50 says:

    I’d like to add my most heartfelt condolences to the Nadals too. Poor Rafa, family is everything to him, what a terrible blow.

    I hope the media will be respectful and not too intrusive.

  3. crossy says:

    So sorry to hear of the death of Rafa’s grandfather. No one lives forever and he was 86 so he had a long life. Mr condolences to the Nadal family. Take care Rafa my thoughts are with you and your family.

  4. arthur says:

    Now that is sad. My thoughts go out to all the Nadals.