Tito Vilanova, Former F.C. Barcelona Coach, Dies at 45

in memoriam

Tito Vilanova, who led the Barcelona F.C. for a season after taking over from Pep Guardiola, died today in Barcelona. He was 45.

Apr 25, 2014 | 02:34 PM

Descansi en pau, Tito. 

Tito Vilanova, a former F.C. Barcelona coach, died today in Barcelona, Spain, at age 45.

"The FC Barcelona is in immense mourning. Tito Vilanova has died at the age of 45. May he rest in peace," tweeted the F.C. Barcelona.   

Vilanova led the Catalan soccer team for a season after taking over the team from Pep Guardiola. However, he was forced to resign last summer because of bad health. (Vilanova was first diagnosed with parotid gland cancer in November 2011 and the disease returned in December 2012.) 

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