Death of Alex Alves

December 30, 1974 - November 14, 2012
Sao Paulo, Brazil | Age 37

Former Hertha striker dies in Brazil
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The Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian hospital says former Hertha Berlin striker Alex Alves has died of multiple organ failure after a bone marrow transplant. He was 37.

The Amaral Carvalho Hospital in the interior Sao Paulo city of Jau said Wednesday that Alex Alves needed the transplant last month because of a rare bone marrow disease.

Alex Alves thrived with Palmeiras and Cruzeiro before moving to Germany in 1999. He spent four years with Hertha, scoring more...

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