Obituary of Andrés Escobar

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Andrés Escobar

Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga (born March 13, 1967 in Medellín, Colombia) was a footballer who was best known for playing as defender for Atlético Nacional, BSC Young Boys, and the Colombia national soccer team. He also was nicknamed “The Gentleman” for his clean style of play and calmness on the pitch. Andrés died on July 2, 1994 and his death was reportedly because three men appeared while he was at a parking lot in his car and two of the men pulled out their handguns and shot Andrés due to him kicking the ball in his own goal which ended 2-1 during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He died at the tender age of 27.

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Andrés Escobar Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Escobar, Andrés
    • Common Name: Andrés Escobar
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
    • Birth Date: March 13, 1967
    • Age: 27 (at death)
    • Also Known As: The Gentleman
    • Occupation: Footballer
    • Active Years: 1985-1994
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: Colombian
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Gray (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Andrés's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga
    • Father: Dario Escobar
    • Mother: Beatriz Saldarriaga (died 1985)
    • Brother(s):
      • Santiago Escobar
    • Sister(s):
      • María Ester Escobar
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Pamela Cascardo (partnered?-1994, his death)
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Death Notice:

  • Date: July 02, 1994
  • Place: Medallín, Colombia
  • Cause of Death: Murder (gunshot)
  • Interment: Buried at Cementerio Campos de Paz in Medellín, Colombia

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FootballerColombian Born on March 13th Born in 1967 Died in 1994Died from Murder

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