ROBERTO Firmino’s dad has died aged 62 after suffering a heart attack.
The ex-Liverpool star’s father José Roberto Cordeiro de Oliveira was on a family trip in Dubai when he fell ill.
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One friend told local media: “He was a very good guy. He had a very good soul and was very funny. This was very unexpected.”
In his autobiography, Al-Ahli star Firmino writes: “Not all heroes wear capes; some are called Dad.
“My father, José, was my childhood hero, an inspiration and an example.
“A generous, serious, honest man dedicated to the family.”
Firmino’s boyhood club CRB said: “The Clube de Regatas Brasil deeply regrets the death of José Roberto Cordeiro de Oliveira, father of Roberto Firmino, who left us this weekend.
“He’s always been a big Galo de Campina fan and was very proud of his son being unveiled in football with the whirlpool shirt.
“Rest in peace, José Roberto.”
The family had shared snaps of their trip in Dubai before Oliveira’s death – including one of him enjoying a trip to an amusement park.
Firmino left Liverpool last summer after spending eight years at Anfield.