30-year-old Uruguayan striker Santiago Garcia was found dead in his apartment on Saturday.
While the cause of his death has not been established, TyC Sports reported that the player who was nicknamed ‘Morro’, had committed suicide.
The player was still contracted to Godoy Cruz, though the Uruguayan was away from the Argentine top-flight side’s squad as he was receiving psychiatric treatment for depression.
The reports claim that Garcia decided to remain with Godoy Cruz despite offers from other clubs including Velez Sarsfield, Estudiantes, and Gimnasia.
The player who represented Uruguay at junior levels has spent his entire career in South America bar a season with Turkish side Kasimpasa; the player having participated in the for the Uruguay Uner 20 team in the 2009 World Cup.
He came through the ranks of Uruguay side Nacional and also featured for River Plate and Paranaense of Brazil.
2012-2013 sezonunda Takımımızın formasını giyen eski oyuncumuz Santiago Damián García’nın vefatını derin bir üzüntüyle öğrenmiş bulunmaktayız.— KASIMPAŞA (@kasimpasa) February 6, 2021
Merhumun sevenlerine ve García ailesine sabır ve başsağlığı diliyoruz. pic.twitter.com/UXMWX5l8xU