The forensic report of the Al-Ahli Hospital in Doha, Qatar, where Christian “Chucho” Benitez died, reveals a sudden death result of heart failure, but in contrast to the familiar versions of the player and his wife, Liseth Chalá, who claim that “a belated medical care” was the real cause of his death.
Esteban Santos, a member of the Medical Commission of Ecuafútbol, said “this is very confusing and there are not sufficient evidence to issue a final opinion (…) Here the question is why the death occurred (…) But we must wait for the autopsy report, which is the only thing that will give us the truth of what happened, because no medical reports say that the problem that Benitez had when he entered the hospital, was a case of appendicitis, “he said.
The plane carrying the body of Ecuadorian striker lifted off today from the airport in Doha. His wife accompanied the casket, which was covered with flowers and a huge photo of the soccer star. The remains of Chucho will arrive in the country at approximately 23:50 today.
The South American striker family said his body will have its wake and be buried in Quito.