The convicted drug trafficker father of Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend has reportedly died in his native Argentina after a long battle against illness.
The football star's partner Georgina Rodriguez posted a birthday photo on her Instagram earlier this week from Buenos Aires and wrote: 'Coincidences of life. I land in the country I was born in at the same time and the day of my birth 25 years ago.'
She gave no hint of the reason for her trip, thought to be her first to Argentina since her dad was kicked out of Spain in 2013 and banned from returning after doing ten years jail for two drugs trafficking offences.
Georgina Rodriguez revealed on Instagram this week that she is back in Argentina
Rodriguez gave no reason for her return but described being back as 'coincidences of life'
Rodriguez has been with Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo since they met in Madrid in 2016
Celeb Spanish magazine Hola reported on its website on Friday that the pretty brunette had flown to Buenos Aires following the death of Jorge Eduardo Rodriguez Gorjon at the age of 70.
He is said to have suffered from complications related to a stroke he had two-and-a-half years ago.
No-one from Cristiano Ronaldo's agency Gestifute, which rarely comments on the footballer's private life, was available early Friday.
Fans of the footballer and his partner, who gave birth to their one-year-old daughter Alana Martina in November 2016, have taken to social media to offer their condolences.
One, writing on the Instagram page of Georgina's sister Ivana, said: 'My sincere condolences.
'I hope you find comfort in God. I am very sad for you. Be strong. We are all with you.'
Another messaged Georgina to say: 'I am very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.'
Rodriguez's return to Argentina is thought to be her first since 2013
Buenos Aires-born former footballer Jorge was jailed in 2003 and released in 2013 after receiving sentences of 11 years and two years, although he was on licence for part of that time and not behind bars 24/7.
He is thought to have been kicked out of the country and banned from returning to Spain after completing his sentence in August 2013.
It was known he was seriously ill and being cared for by a relative, believed to get by with money former shop worker Georgina and her older sister Ivana sent them.
Jorge, who met Georgina's mum after moving to Spain in the eighties, was found guilty of trafficking with cocaine and cannabis resin in separate trials at Madrid's top criminal court the Audiencia Nacional.
Judges there deal with the extraditions of British criminals and have also tried some of