Emiliano Sala's father dies three months after son's death

Horacio Sala, the father of Emiliano Sala, suffered a heart attack on Friday.

Horacio Sala (L) pictured at his son Emiliano Sala's funeral procession.   -  Getty Images

Horacio Sala, the father of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala who was killed in a plane crash earlier this year, has died three months after his son's death, according to a BBC report.

The 58-year-old's friend Daniel Ribero, also the president of local club San Martin de Progreso, confirmed that he suffered a heart attack on Friday.

He told C5N TV that Mr Sala had passed away before doctors arrived at his home in Progreso.

Emiliano Sala was on his way to joining Cardiff City in a club record £15 million deal when his plane crashed over the English Channel.