America’s most prominent soccer reporter, Grant Wahl, has passed away while covering the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, according to his brother, Eric.
Eric Wahl announced his brother’s death on Instagram Friday evening:
Eric provided few details in his video, but said of his brother in the comments, “He collapsed at the stadium, was giving CPR, was taken by Uber to the hospital and died according to Celine. We just spoke to the State Department and Celine has spoken with Ron Klain and the White House.”
Grant Wahl’s wife, Celine Gounder, is well-known doctor and medical journalist who served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. She posted on Twitter Friday night:
Late last month, Wahl was briefly detained by Qatari officials while covering the World Cup because he wore a shirt supporting same-sex relationships:
Qatar’s reaction to Wahl’s progressive views caused some to call for an immediate investigation into his death. However, there is no information on the cause of Wahl’s passing beyond what has been shared by his family.
Wahl’s last tweet came during the Argentina — Netherlands match Friday afternoon:
Grant Wahl was 48.
This is a developing story. We will update with more information as soon as it become available.
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