Beloved Houston Dynamo security guard dies from COVID-19

The family of a Houston Dynamo security guard who died of COVID-19 wants well-wishers to know how much their support means to them.

Lauren Longoria says her dad George Longoria was Houston.

George passed away Friday from complications due to COVID-19. Since learning of his death, his family has received outpouring support, with many remembering his big smile and the bigger personality at concerts or sporting events in Houston.

George was a popular security guard at BBVA, Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center, to name a few.

Lauren says the love and well wishes to the family from people all over Houston and the world has helped the family deal with their tremendous loss. People from Chris Canetti, President of 2026 Houston World Cup bid committee, to the drummer from George's favorite band, Journey, have left messages of support on social media.

Lauren says her dad was a hard worker as well. She can't remember when he didn't work two jobs to provide for the family.

Lauren and the Longoria family want everyone to know her dad loved Houston.

Lauren says her mother is now battling COVID-19 but adds that the messages are keeping her going.

"The outpouring love. And to be honest with you, that's what's keeping my mom okay right now. And then also the idea, I told her she has to get a negative result so I can be there with her," Lauren told ABC13.
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