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Christian 'Chucho' Benitez Dies: Ecuadorian Football Star Dead At 27; How Did He Die? [VIDEO]

Christian 'Chucho' Benitez
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Christian Benitez a 27-year-old football star from Ecuador has died. No official cause of death for the young footballer has been released, but reports say Benitez was taken to the hospital early Monday morning. Benitez was complaining of stomach pains doctors diagnosed as appendicitis.

The father-in-law of the former Birmingham Striker spoke on an Ecuadorian radio show and told hosts that his son-in-law's appendicitis developed into peritonitis and led to respiratory arrest. Peritonitis is described as an inflammation of the tissue lining the inner wall of the abdomen or the peritoneum.

If peritonitis is untreated it can spread to the blood and cause sepsis. Symptoms of peritonitis include a weak appetite, nausea, a stomach ache that can develop into excruciating abdominal pain, chills, fever and vomiting.

Benitez's father-in-law said when his daughter got her husband to the hospital he was not seen right away. When the former Striker was finally seen by a doctor he was no longer responsive.

Christian 'Chucho' Benitez died in Qatar. On July 6, Benitez joined up with the Qatari Side El Jaish football club. The Middle Eastern football club released a statement of condolence to Benitez's family.

"The Club would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family of the player. Benitez has recently joined the club from Club America for three seasons. The player participated for the first time with the team during yesterday's match against Qatar sports club in the Sheikh Jassem Cup without complaining of any health problems. His sudden departure is a big shock for each member of the technical and administrative staff."

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Amanda Schiavo holds a B.A in History from Pace University and has been a member of the Latin Times team since May 2013. She is an amateur historian, an aficionado of all things Disney, is an animal enthusiast and an accomplished equestrian. Schiavo enjoys writing human-interest pieces and stories related to helping animals and animal rights. Schiavo has been a journalist for four years and has written for Brooklyn Today as well as several other publications.  

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