The Chelsea Football Club winger, Willian has taken to social media to reveal the death of his mother as he returns home to London after international duty with Brazil.
The blues’ man confirmed on Facebook that his mother has lost her battle with cancer after surgery and chemotherapy treatments failed to send the disease into remission.
The 28-year-old revealed that his mother was suffering from the illness back in September and that she was receiving treatment in his native Brazil.
He has returned home to London and is in contention to face Leicester City on Saturday after playing and scoring in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday.
Prior to the incidence Willian had dedicated his breakthrough goal to his sick mother as he did his trademark pointing to the sky celebration after initially cheering with his teammates in the last Premier League game against Hull City.
Upon confirming the news, Willian posted a poem to his social media accounts to commemorate his mother and confirmed that he is in a period of mourning while Chelsea issued the following statement.
“All of us at Chelsea Football Club are sending our love and deepest condolences to Willian and his family after the passing of his mother.
“We are thinking of you Willian.”