Jodi Lucocki died on Monday at the age of 29, three months after leaving FC Twente. The Ajax-trained right wing is believed to have died of heart failure at a hospital in Almere. According to several Dutch media, his appearance at the hospital came after an attack on Lukoki by his family members.
The announcement of Jodi Lukoki’s death on Monday shook the whole of Dutch football and the talk about it is not over. Two days after the death of the 29-year-old who trained at Ajax, where he played nearly thirty professional matches, details on the circumstances of his death are beginning to emerge. Many Dutch media thus report on intra-family violence.
Thus the daily Parul calls for a family reunion that would have been held last weekend, attended by Jody Lukoki. The Congolese international (3 selections) would have been the victim of several blows that would have forced him to go to the hospital in the city of Almere. Parul talks about a cardiac arrest that would have killed Lukoki while he was in the hospital.
A surgery gone wrong?
A lot of information is yet to come out in this matter. Because another Dutch media, Algemein Dagblad, causes headaches and knee pain, which may have prompted Lukoki to go to the hospital. While Dutch News reports on a badly infected leg that was eventually amputated in surgery that went wrong. Lukoki fell into a coma before suffering a cardiac arrest.
But Dutch News also cited the track of violence between members of Lukoki’s family and specified that the police had opened an investigation into the attack on the former player. Having scored 48 goals in 316 games throughout his career with Ajax, Cambuur, PEC Zwolle, Ludogorets, Malatyaspor and FC Twente, Lukoki has received strong tributes from his former clubs since Monday.