Danilo, the eldest son of Brazilian legend Cafu, died during a football game in Sao Paulo after suffering a heart-attack. He could not be saved despite the best efforts of the emergency services.
As reported by AS, according to Brazilian news outlet Folha de Sao Paulo, Danilo, 30, had a cardiac arrest while playing at the family home in Barueri. The Brazilian daily, who quoted family sources, reported that Danilo was playing a game with friends and family members when he started to feel unwell.
Danilo was then taken to the Albert Einstein hospital in central Sao Paulo but medical staff were unable to revive him.
According to Folha de Sao Paulo, Danilo previously too had heart issues which was were triggered by a game of football four years ago but made a full recovery after a few days in hospital back then.
The news of Danilo's passing was confirmed by Cafu's long-time friend and Brazilian teammate Paulo Sergio, according the Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte.
The football fraternity ensured that they sent in their wishes to Cafu on his terrible loss.
Our @officialcafu has lost his son, Danilo. It's with a sad heart that we offer our deepest condolences to his family at this saddest of times 🙏— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 5, 2019
Marcos, in questo momento di profonda tristezza ogni rossonero è con te e la tua famiglia. Il nostro abbraccio va a voi 🙏
Everyone at UEFA wishes to send their sincerest condolences to Cafu following the passing of his son, Danilo.— UEFA (@UEFA) September 5, 2019
The thoughts of the whole football world are with you and your family at this tragic time.
Sending our condolences to the loved ones of former Brazil full-back Cafu, following the tragic news of the passing of his eldest son, Danilo.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 5, 2019
The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Cafu's son, Danilo. All of us at the club send our heartfelt condolences to Cafu and his family at this difficult time.— Inter (@Inter_en) September 5, 2019
El Real Madrid C. F. expresses its deep regret at the passing of Danilo, the son of Brazilian football legend @officialcafu.— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 5, 2019
The club wishes to convey its condolences to Cafú and his family and shares in his grief in these difficult moments.
The club sends its deepest condolences to Marcos Cafu and his family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) September 5, 2019
Acompaño a Cafu y a su familia en este difícil momento. Danilo Q.E.P.D.— Gabriel Batistuta (@GBatistutaOK) September 5, 2019
Cafu’s oldest son, Danilo Feliciano de Moraes (30), has passed away.— 433 (@official433) September 5, 2019
Our sincerest condolences to Cafu and his family during this difficult period ❤🙏 pic.twitter.com/S2q9EquyXm
Danilo Feliciano de Moraes, the son of Cafu, has passed away at the age of 30, having suffered a heart attack whilst playing football.— Goal (@goal) September 5, 2019
Our thoughts are with the family.
RIP Danilo. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/X8frURcDd4
Everyone at Socios is saddened to learn that Danilo Cafu, son of @ASRomaEN legend Cafu has tragically died while playing football.— Socios.com (@socios) September 5, 2019
Our thoughts are with his family & friends at this terrible time.
Cafu has suffered a personal tragedy as his eldest son Danilo Feliciano de Moraes (30) died while playing football.— Fancy Di Maria (@FancyDiMaria) September 5, 2019
As per Globoesporte, the incident took place on Wednesday when Cafu’s son suffered a heart attack while playing football with his friend. pic.twitter.com/COisQuHx1T
Our thoughts go out to Marcos Cafu, his family and friends at this very sad time.— Globe Soccer Awards (@Globe_Soccer) September 5, 2019
🙏 RIP Danilo Feliciano de Moraes
R.I.P!— Enock Kobina Essel (@EnockEssel7) September 5, 2019
The eldest son of Danilo Feliciano de Moraes is the eldest son of the Brazilian legend Cafu. died of a heart attack at the age of 30
Danilo Feliciano, the eldest son of Brazilian legendary guard Cafu, died of a heart attack at the age of 30. pic.twitter.com/MGkZEtiZxi