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.
Our community lost a great person in George Longoria. He was there every day, every game with a big smile and a big hug as our security supervisor. He is the definition of Forever Orange. Condolences to the Longoria family. My family’s hearts go out to you.— Chris Canetti (@ChrisCanetti) July 11, 2020
This one is very tough George Longoria was OG Warehouse Live. We can’t put into words how much he will be missed. We ❤️ You George !— warehouselive (@warehouselive) July 11, 2020
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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.