Santiago Damián García Correa AKA Santiago García nicknamed Morro was an Uruguayan professional footballer who played as a striker. He was born on 14 September 1990 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
After several days without contact, García was found dead in his apartment in Mendoza, Argentina, on 6 February 2021, with a gunshot wound in the left parietal area. He was being psychiatrically treated. Later, it was reported that suicide was the cause of death.
Absolutely tragic news – Godoy Cruz striker Santiago García. The 30-year-old was undergoing treatment for depression & took his life. Such a sad end for a wonderfully talented footballer. RIP Morro https://t.co/LKcBCF0De6
García began his career in the youth teams of Libertad Washington. He joined Nacional de Montevideo after that. He was considered one of the best prospects in Uruguayan football.
In 2008, at only 17 years of age, he debuted in the first team, catching everyone’s attention with his speed and strength. He made his formal debut against DefensorSporting Club on 27 July 2008, scoring his first goal as a professional player in this game.
San Lorenzo de Almagro attempted to recruit him without success after his great appearances at Nacional.
García joined Clube Atlético Paranaense of Brazil for EUR 2 million on 18 June 2011, agreeing on a five-year deal. García was a member of the under-20 Uruguayan squad that participated in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2009.
It is confirmed that Garcia was still contracted to Godoy Cruz, but as he was having medical care for depression, the Uruguayan was away from the Argentine top-flight side’s squad. The center-forward was found dead in his apartment, TyC Sports says, with the passing reported shortly after as a suicide.
CONMOCIÓN EN EL FÚTBOL ARGENTINO: Se suicidó el Morro García. El delantero de Godoy Cruz tenía 30 años y estaba con tratamiento psiquiátrico. pic.twitter.com/jfHudoWxKW
Lamentamos profundamente el fallecimiento de Santiago García. Nos sumamos al dolor de todo el fútbol rioplatense y acompañamos a sus familiares y seres queridos en este duro momento. Que descanses en paz, Morro pic.twitter.com/UbifL3RqYk