Vilanova loses cancer battle
25 April 2014, 20:02
Barcelona - Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has passed away on Friday at the age of 45 after a prolonged battle against cancer, the club confirmed.
Vilanova was diagnosed with cancer of the salivary gland more than two years ago and was forced to step down as Barcelona boss last July due to ongoing health problems.
"FC Barcelona is in immense mourning. Tito Vilanova has died at the age of 45. May he rest in peace," said a club statement.