In a series of tweets on Friday, Grant Wahl’s brother said he experienced another life-changing moment just hours before the journalist died.
On Friday, Eric Wahl said he had “agreed to divorce the love of my life”.
“Over a period of several years, I watched [Grant’s wife] Celine’s dad died on a gurney, mom died, mother-in-law died, dad died; last month I had to put down my 19-year-old cat. Last Friday, I agreed to divorce the love of my life and later that day my brother passed away,” Eric tweeted on Friday.
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Eric initially suspected that his brother’s death was murder-related. Grant had previously been banned from the stadium for wearing a rainbow jersey.
Just the day before his death, Grant Val published harsh criticism The Qatari government and the Supreme Council of Delivery and Legacy have claimed indifference to the deaths of the workers who built the World Cup stadium.
“Supreme committee in charge of World Cup in Qatar is not concerned that a Filipino migrant worker died at a training ground in Saudi Arabia during the group stage. It was kept under wraps until it was revealed by The Athletic’s Adam Crafton).”
American soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering FIFA World Cup in Qatar
“I’m gay. I’m the reason he wore the rainbow jersey to the World Cup,” Eric said. “My brother is healthy. He told me he had received death threats. I don’t believe my brother just died. I believe he was killed and I’m just begging for any help.”
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According to Wahl’s wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, Eric recently dispelled his initial suspicions when a New York City coroner’s autopsy found that Grant died of a “slow-growing, undetected” ascending aortic aneurysm with hemopericardium.
Fox News’ Timothy Nerozzi contributed to this report.