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Brother of tennis player Gustavo Kuerten dies

Rio de Janeiro - Guilherme, the younger brother of former tennis world number one Gustavo Kuerten, died Wednesday of a respiratory arrest. Guilherme Kuerten, 28, who suffered from cerebral palsy, died at the University Hospital in Florianopolis, accompanied by his brothers Gustavo and Rafael and his mother Alice, said the publicist of the winner of three French Open titles. He was to be buried Thursday in Florianopolis.

Despite his health problems, Guilherme travelled the world with his brother.

"I take him everywhere I can," Kuerten said of his brother at the height of his tennis career. "Sometimes, I will take him someplace where you wouldn't expect a handicapped guy to go, like parties. But what's nice, really, is for me to just share moments with him."

The laid-back Kuerten always credited his brother with his own ability to enjoy life and keep things simple.

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I don't know what to say :sad: Sad news for the whole Kuerten family.
My deepest sympathy :hug:
 

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very sad news, I know that Guga was giving the titles he won to him and was very close to his brother
 

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Oh dear that is very sad, thanks for the info Eden...

It was a joy to see him with GUGA at tournies.

From Diana G.....press release http://www.tenisvirtual.com.br/noticias/dg/2007/Guga/guillerme.html

"the GUI was a great winner. When it was born existed much preconception in relation the people as it, with cerebral paralysis, necessities special and it he obtained, with much dignity, to help to break barriers and to diminish this preconception." Gustavo Kuerten Said.

“O Gui foi um grande vencedor. Quando ele nasceu existia muito preconceito em relação a pessoas como ele, com paralisia cerebral, com necessidades especiais e ele conseguiu, com muita dignidade, ajudar a quebrar barreiras e a diminuir este preconceito.” Disse Gustavo Kuerten.
 

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Translated, info like Edens , (uol esporte)

with burial info :sad:

Guillermo Kuerten, brother of Guga, die in Florianópolis Of the UOL Sport In São Paulo Guillermo Kuerten, new brother of the tenista Gustavo Kuerten, the Guga, died in the morning of this Wednesday in Florianópolis, victim of respiratory insufficience. It had 28 years. As much Guga, how much its Alice mother and the brother Rafael were to the side of Guillermo, who had cerebral paralysis, at the moment of its death. "It was a great winner. When it was born, existed much preconception in relation the people as it, with cerebral paralysis, with necessities special, and it he obtained, with much dignity, to help to break barriers and to diminish this preconception ", he declared Guga. This is the second loss of relative next to Guga. In 1985, Aldo, father of the tenista, faleceu while it decided a tennis departure. The tricampeão of Roland Garros had 8 years at the time. When it could not attend in I lease to the departures of the brother, Guillermo went to after receive it in the airport conquests. It was thus in 2000, when the catarinense gained its as heading of the Opened one of France. Gustavo Kuerten, for its side, had special appraises for the brother. As much that made question to deliver to the trophies profits in its career for Guillermo.

The burial of Guillermo will be carried through in this thursday, to 10h, in the Cemetary Garden of the Peace (Highway SC-401), in Florianópolis. (O enterro de Guilherme será realizado nesta quinta-feira, às 10h, no Cemitério Jardim da Paz (Rodovia SC-401), em Florianópolis. )

I so remember this day...when they arrived back in Floripa...after 2000FO win
 

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Messages for Gustavo Kuerten and family will have to be sent stop: Executive Center Aldo Kuerten, To The Av. Madre Benvenuta 1168, CEP 80035-000, Florianópolis/SC.

Mensagens para Gustavo Kuerten e família deverão ser enviadas para: Centro Executivo Aldo Kuerten, à Av. Madre Benvenuta 1168, CEP 80035-000, Florianópolis/SC.
 

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awww brazuca..... yep so sad. this family lived everyday to the fullest. With GUGA being off tour he was able to spend more time than he already did with Gui. So that I bet he is grateful. What a great group of people.
 

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Alice knew Wed. morning GUI was not well, it was very fast

catarinense tenista Gustavo Kuerten gave to the last homage to the brother Guillermo Kuerten, who faleceu in this Wednesday for return of 13h, in the University Hospital, for cardiorrespiratória stop. The body is being guarded in the Green Chapel of the Cemetary Garden of the Peace, in Florianópolis, where it will be embedded to 10h of this thursday.

GUI, as was called, had cerebral paralysis. It completed 28 years in last day 3.
In the party, monday to the afternoon, in the house of the family, the Lagoon of the Conceição, received from the friends of the Association of the Parents and Friends of Excepcionais (APAE) one bichinho of pelúcia. The toy was placed in the coffin.

In the Wednesday per the morning, Alice Owner felt that the son was not well. GUI presented infection in the throat. The picture if aggravated until, by return of the noon, GUI it was led for the HU. All were working and almost it did not give time to still see the young with life. - It was everything very fast. Some minutes and it if it was - it counts Fábio Gazaniga, the nurse who, in last the three years, took care of of GUI.

When arriving in the velório, Larry Steps, the trainer of Guga Kuerten, remembered what the youngest brother meant for the tenista tricampeão of Roland Garros: inspiration, force, energy.

The Kuerten does not hide of that, with the death of the father, Aldo, in 24 of May of 1985, GUI started to be the link of the family. It was for it that Guga delivered to its goblets and trophies. GUI had, still, a basic paper for the family serving of inspiration for the creation of the Institute Guga Kuerten. The IGK was launched, officially, in day 17 of August of 2000, few days before Guga conquering its first trophy in squares fast, in the match of Indianapolis (U.S.A.).

One is about a civil association without lucrative ends, with headquarters and forum in the city of Florianópolis (SC). The professional premia IGK of the media and institutions that defend the rights of the infancy and the carriers of necessities

http://www.clicrbs.com.br/clicnoticias/jsp/default.jsp?tab=00002&newsID=a1671034.htm&subTab=02469&uf=2&local=18&l=&template=2503.dwt&section=Not%EDcias
 

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Dress of tender white, Guga was sufficiently abated. Hugged with the Alice mother in the biggest part of the ceremony, the tenista cried while it loaded the coffin. After the burial, it pulled a salute of palms to the brother for which had special affection and delivered each one of the headings conquered in the career. Hundreds of people had been gifts in the ceremony, between them the technician of Guga, Larri Steps. The majority was formed for friends of the tenista, Guillermo and its family. In respect to the sadness moment, Guga asked for so that images of the burial were not made.

http://esportes.terra.com.br/tenis/interna/0,,OI2058014-EI2137,00.html
 

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So saaad:(
We can only wish the best to guga,strange it always hits the wrong persons...
 

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I didn't knew that the funeral would be so soon.
Lets hope that the family finds a way to deal with the loss and that Guilherme is now reunited with Aldo.
 

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