Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez`s son found dead in Mexico City

The son of Mexico and Real Madrid football legend Hugo Sanchez was found dead on Saturday along with another man in a Mexico City apartment, a Red Cross spokesman said.

AFP| Updated: Nov 09, 2014, 04:37 AM IST
Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez`s son found dead in Mexico City

Mexico City: The son of Mexico and Real Madrid football legend Hugo Sanchez was found dead on Saturday along with another man in a Mexico City apartment, a Red Cross spokesman said.

The spokesman told AFP the cause of death has not been confirmed but that it was "apparently a gas intoxication."

The body of Hugo Sanchez Portugal, a 30-year-old former player himself, was discovered at around midday, the spokesman said.

A mobile crime lab of the prosecutor`s office was parked in front of the building located on a busy street of the upper-class Polanco neighborhood.

Police entered the building while an ambulance was parked in the garage.

Sanchez Portugal was born in Madrid to the football player and his first wife.

He had been sports director of the Miguel Hidalgo borough since October 2012, which includes Polanco.

Sanchez Portugal played forward for Mexican clubs Pumas and Potros de Atlante and also worked as a television sports commentator.