Jorge Vergara, Owner Of Mexican Soccer Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Died At 64 – Jorge Vergara, Mexican businessman and film producer and one-time owner of Club Deportivo Guadalajara, passed away Friday. He was 64.
Jorge Vergara, Owner Of Mexican Soccer Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Died At 64 | Jorge Vergara Cause Of Death:
Jorge Vergara’s younger son Amaury Vergara said in a statement, “With deep sadness and pain in my heart, I communicate to you that my father, Jorge Carlos Vergara Madrigal, president and founder of Grupo Omnilife Chivas, passed from this life due to cardiac failure today, November 15, in the city of New York, United States.”
“We honor my father the way he always taught us with his example: working day in and day out, taking care of others and reaching our dreams,” wrote Amaury Vergara.
Jorge Vergara Cause Of Death:
Jorge Vergara died on 15 November 2019, Friday, at the age of 64 as a result of a heart attack in New York City. Vergara suffered cardiac failure while in New York City, according to a statement from his son Amaury.
Vergara was best known for his revolutionary moves within the Mexican soccer league, Liga MX, and his support for young Mexican talent, owned Costa Rican team Saprissa from 2003 to 2011. And he as also owner of Costa Rican football team Saprissa.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber released a statement following Vergara’s death, saying, “Major League Soccer is saddened to learn of the passing of former Chivas USA owner Jorge Vergara,” he wrote. “Jorge played an important role in the growth of Major League Soccer, and his vision helped grow the sport throughout North America. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”
Jorge Vergara is survived by six children: Yelena Vergara Zatarain, Amaury Vergara Zatarian, Kenya Vergara Zatarain, Uma Vergara Lerdo de Tejada, Valentina Vergara and Mariaignacia Vergara, and his second wife, Rossana Lerdo de Tejada, whom he married in 2017.
Vergara’s funeral will be held in Guadalajara, according to his family.