Sergio Livingstone Farewelled in Santiago
SANTIAGO — The wake of legendary Chilean sports figure Sergio Livingstone was held today, attracting guests from the sporting world, as well as President Sebastián Piñera. Livingstone was one of the first stars of Chilean football, making headlines as goalkeeper of the Chilean national team.
President Piñera spoke at the funeral, saying:
“Today we lose a great example of life. A man who was dedicated and always practiced the same thing. He was a good man. Happy, optimistic, always transmitting goodwill and good intentions. That was reflected on the pitch, on the radio and on television.”
The funeral service for “Sapito” will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. The procession will pass by the TVN studio, where the channel will give an official farewell.
It was not only the Chilean football world expressing regret. Ahead of Chile’s Davis Cup clash with Italy, Chile’s top tennis player Paul Capdeville lamented to Radio Cooperativa, “It is very sad. Don Sergio is a person who was always in sports. He always spoke very well of me.”
You can see a series of photos and videos from TVN on their website. The collection includes interviews and a range of recollections from various sporting commentators.