Grant Wahl’s wife, Dr. Céline Gounder, was left in “complete shock” over his sudden death on Friday while covering the World Cup in Qatar at the age of 49.
“I am incredibly grateful for the support of my husband’s soccer family and so many friends who have reached out to me tonight. Gounder tweeted, “I Am Completely Stunned,” in response to US Soccer’s official statement on his death.
Who Is Grant Wahl Wife?
Céline R. Gounder is an American infectious disease doctor, internist, epidemiologist, filmmaker, and medical journalist who specializes in infectious diseases and global health.
Gounder is a senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation and editor-at-large for public health at Kaiser Health News. The well-known medical journalist has also written for CBS News, CNN, Nbc, Msnbc, Cnbc, and the BBC.
Before his sudden death, Grant Wahl was harsh on the Qatari government and the World Cup committee.
Dr. Gounder has also written for a number of well-known websites, such as Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Guardian.
She is well known for her reporting on several pandemics, such as COVID-19 and Ebola. When Joe Biden became president, Gounder was put in charge of his COVID-19 task force.
What Was Her Reaction To Her Husband Death?
Grant Wahl, an American journalist who was detained in Qatar for supporting the LGBT community by donning a rainbow-colored shirt, has passed away while covering the FIFA World Cup, according to his brother.
Grant, 48, collapsed while covering the quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands on Friday at the iconic Lusail stadium. Eric Grant said that the death of the former Sports Illustrated reporter might have had something to do with the government of Qatar.
Eric Wahl, Wahl’s brother, was the one to break the news that his brother had passed away earlier on Friday evening.
Eric suggested in an Instagram video that Wahl might have been killed a few days after the famous journalist was detained for a short time because he was covering the World Cup while wearing a T-shirt that supported gay pride.
According to reports, Wahl passed out earlier on Friday during the Argentina vs. Netherlands game. Grant Wahl recently talked about feeling under the weather on his podcast, “Ftbol With Grant Wahl.”
“The Entire U.S. Soccer Family Is Heartbroken To Learn That We Have Lost Grant Wahl,” said a statement from U.S. Soccer. “Fans of soccer and journalism of the highest quality knew we could always count on Grant to deliver insightful and entertaining stories about our game and its major players: teams, players, coaches, and the many personalities that make soccer different from any other sport.” Here in the U.S., Grant’s love of soccer and dedication to making it more well-known in sports played a big part in getting people interested in and respecting our “beautiful game.”
“As important, Grant’s belief in the power of the game to advance human rights was and will remain an inspiration to everyone. Grant’s life’s work was soccer, and we’re very sad that he and his great writing are no longer with us. U.S. Soccer sends Grant’s wife,
Dr. Celine Gounder, and all of his family members, friends, and colleagues in the media its deepest condolences. And we thank Grant for how much he cared about our game and how it changed in the U.S. The stories he wrote and told will live on.”
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