Soccer world mourns Karim Gazzetta, who died by suicide at 27

The Swiss soccer world is mourning the death of Karim Gazzetta.

Gazzetta, a 27-year-old midfielder, died Monday morning after jumping off the eighth floor of a building in Mostar, a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Sarajevo Times reported.

Gazzetta had signed with Zrinjski, who are the defending champions in the Bosnian league, this past summer.

Karim Gazzetta reportedly died by suicide at the age of 27 in Bosnia.
Karim Gazzetta reportedly died by suicide at the age of 27 in Bosnia.
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Servette FC, the first team that Gazzetta played for in the Swiss Super League, issued a statement.

“The Servettienne family mourns today the disappearance of Karim Gazetta, child of the club,” Servette FC tweeted. “To his loved ones, his family, we send our most sincere condolences and our support. Rest in peace Karim.”

Gazzetta had played with the Swiss national U-20 team. He also played with FC Winterthur, FC Lausanne-Sport in the Swiss Super League, and Neuchatel Xamax in the Swiss Challenge League.

The soccer world is mourning the death of Karim Gazzetta.
The soccer world is mourning the death of Karim Gazzetta.
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“The Swiss football family is in mourning. It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Karim Gazzetta,” Lausanne-Sport said in a statement. “The LS presents its most sincere condolences to all of his family and loved ones.”

According to The Mirror, Gazzetta had experienced “continuous injury problems,” and had only appeared in two games for the Bosnian team this season.

The Swiss Football League also issued a statement on Gazzetta’s death: “The Swiss Football League mourns the death of former M20 international Karim Gazzetta, who died tragically in Bosnia, and sends its most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”

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