Ghazarian’s death was reported by TMZ on Thursday, detailing his recent travels and complications he suffered after contracting coronavirus. As soon as that report went up, LAFC supporters began mourning Ghazarian on social media.
Rest In Peace Jeff. Black and Gold Forever https://t.co/9gmiHgegA8— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) March 19, 2020
From there, the club and MLS Commissioner Don Garber offered condolences.
Major League Soccer mourns the tragic loss of Jeff Ghazarian, a passionate @LAFC fan and season ticket holder who recently passed away after contracting COVID-19. MLS extends our condolences to Jeff’s family, friends and fellow supporters. pic.twitter.com/wY3xlnMZZs— Don Garber (@thesoccerdon) March 20, 2020
While Ghazarian’s passing is surprising because of his age, the TMZ report indicated he had some underlying health conditions. That said, this has to serve as a wake-up call — many of us who contract coronavirus will get through it, but this virus is no joke and you can’t predict who will be affected worst by it, even adults in the prime of their lives who you may have stood shoulder to shoulder with at The Banc.
Obviously this is devastating news, for Jeff’s family, friends and the LAFC community. May he rest in peace, and Angels on Parade extends its condolences to all affected by his death.