Club de BSR AMFIV de Vigo announced on Facebook today that their President, Pablo Beiro, died yesterday following a prolonged illness. The team expressed their loss, saying, “Everyone affiliated with Bidaideak Bilbao BSR, we send our sincere condolences and a strong hug to the members of the Amfiv de Vigo club, family and friends of Pablo Beiro. RIP Beiro.” Club de BSR AMFIV de Vigo was scheduled to play Bouzas in Grupo Norte yesterday but the match was canceled.
In 2009, he was honored by being named the best Galacian athlete. That same year, he was elected as a local council person as a member Partido Popular in Vigo, which he held since then. Because of his illness, he was away from this work for quite some time. He was the first member of the local council to use a wheelchair.
Partido Popular also released a statement saying, “Partido Popular wishes to expressed to the family and friends our most profound condolences for something that has rocked the PP family and that is a tough blow and those who knew him, and who had a relationship with our dear colleague, both personally, politically or as a sportsman. […] Paul passes into the history of the city for many reasons, but mostly because he was always a good man who always was willing to help others and his friends, and for that Partido Popular was much more than a political party. Rest in peace colleague and friend.”
Beiro was 53-years-old. Outside of basketball, he worked for ONCE and ran one of their kiosks. He also founded an organization called Asociación de Lesionados Medulares y Minusvállidos Físicos.