Sportscaster Ronnie Nathanielz Dies at 81 Due to Heart Attack


One of the country's most prominent sports personality, the veteran sportscaster Ronnie Nathanielsz passed away at the age of 81 due to heart attack as confirmed by fellow sports broadcaster Dyan Castillejo.


Ronnie Nathanielsz was supposed to be joining a TV broadcast panel to cover the triumphant victory of Manny Pacquiao over Jessie Vargas on November 6. However, while on his way to Las Vegas Nathanielsz reportedly complained chest pains and was then hospitalized and given life support for cardiac arrest.

According to the Dyan Castillejo, the remains of Ronnie Nathanielsz will be flown to Manila after his funeral service is arranged.

Aside from being a broadcaster-analyst, Ronnie Nathanielsz made a name for himself as a columnist in local broadsheets. He is best known for his impressive commentaries on Manny Pacquiao even before the boxing icon was just starting as a professional boxer.

The late Ronnie Nathanielsz is considered as one of the veteran sports analyst in the Philippines and he also served as the liaison officer during the world's most popular boxing match between boxing legend Muhammad Ali against Joe Frazier in the 1979 mega-bout the "Thrilla in Manila."

Ronnie Nathanielsz got a lot of connections in the sporting world which includes boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and soccer great David Beckham to name a few.




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