Rodolfo Fernandez, the father of Rudy Fernandez, passes away at 66

2022-05-13 10:33
Credit: REUTERS - Scanpix
Credit REUTERS - Scanpix

The basketball world and the Real Madrid organisation have been saddened by the sudden news of Rodolfo Fernandez, the father of Rudy Fernandez, passing away late Thursday night.

"Real Madrid would like to express its condolences and its love and affection for his wife, Maite, his children Rudy and Marta, and all his relatives and loved ones," the club's official statement announces.

According to Diario de Mallorca, Rodolfo was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in the brain a few years ago. Rudy Fernandez even had thoughts at that time of quitting basketball, but it was his father who encouraged him to keep playing.

Points this season

Points made: 79,3
Accuracy: 46,0%
Place in standings: 7
Record max: 95
Record min: 47
Best scorer: Guerschon Yabusele

Rodolfo Fernandez was a member of the Real Madrid family, having previously played in several Spanish clubs and being a part of the administrative staff during his post-playing years.

Rudy Fernandez always considered his father as his example. "He is a fighter, like my sister and my mother. If I have to choose who to idolize, it is always him," he has explained in different interviews.

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