Life Veronika Ricksen: “I still miss him every day” By weekster Posted on October 21, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ It has been a month since former professional footballer Fernando Ricksen died after his fierce battle with the ALS disease. His wife Veronika (33) pays attention to this sad day on Instagram. “I wish you were here” Veronika shares a photo from her old box on her Instagram and writes: “In this photo I was five months pregnant, and now a month without my love. I wish you were here. I miss you everyday” In 2014, Fernando married the Russian Veronika. Together they have a seven year old daughter, Isabella. Fernando Ricksen died last September 18 at the age of 43. The former professional footballer had been suffering from the ALS disease for a long time, which became fatal to him. According to a doctor from St. Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie, about half an hour’s drive from Glasgow, he had rarely seen anyone with so much humor and positivity.