The drama that affected little Rayan moved the whole world. Blocked for five days in a well over 30 meters in Morocco, the 5-year-old child was finally found dead by rescuers this Saturday, February 5. Reactions of support from personalities in the political and sports sphere have poured in in recent hours on social networks.
The death of young Rayan, noted on Saturday evening, has stirred up many celebrities in Morocco and the rest of the world. Proof of the emotion caused by the tragedy, it was the royal cabinet that announced the tragic news.
Press release from the Royal Cabinet
“Following the tragic incident which cost the life of the child #Rayan Aourram, HM the King may God preserve him, had a phone call with Mr. Khaled Aourram and Mrs. Ouassima Kharchich, parents of the deceased who died following his fall into a well.
— 2M.ma (@2MInteractive) February 5, 2022
In the wake of this press release, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron expressed his compassion for the family of the deceased and for the Moroccan people.
Patricia Llombart, the European Union ambassador to Morocco, paid tribute to the mobilization of Moroccan citizens and law enforcement to try to save the young boy.
My deepest condolences to the parents of little Rayan and to all Moroccans. Your solidarity, your mobilization and those of the rescue teams command respect.
Rest in peace little Rayan
– Patricia Llombart (@llombartpatUE) February 5, 2022
Hélène Le Gal, the French ambassador to Morocco, offered her condolences to Rayan’s family, as well as to all the bruised Moroccan citizens.
Condolences to the family of the little one #Rayan and to the Moroccan people mobilized with the relief teams. Everything with you.
— Helene Le Gal (@HeleneLeGal) February 5, 2022
In France, the first presidential candidate to react was Anne Hidalgo, with a tweet expressing her “tremendous sadness”.
Immense sadness, all my affection and support for little Rayan’s family and those who tried everything to save him. https://t.co/KCWNiCnlhd
– Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) February 5, 2022
The head of the EELV list, Yannick Jadot, also published a message of sympathy for the parents of the 5-year-old child who lost his life.
Thoughts of Rayan, his family and the Moroccan people who mourn him. No one should have to go through this kind of drama.
—Yannick Jadot (@yjadot) February 5, 2022
This Sunday, the RN leader, Marine Le Pen, lamented “a tragedy that affects us all”.
This tragedy affects us all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with little Rayan’s family.https://t.co/8iq7AAN1b4
– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) February 6, 2022
Support from the world of football
PSG player and Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi posted an image on Twitter to pay tribute to Rayan.
We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return pic.twitter.com/HKqKymvYGA
— Achraf Hakimi (@AchrafHakimi) February 5, 2022
Former coach of the Moroccan football team between 2016 and 2019, Hervé Renard sent his condolences to the family of the young child and to the Moroccan people.
It is with great sadness that I just learned of Ryan’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones. Thinking of the Moroccan people for their multiple efforts and tireless solidarity.
Rest in peace little angel pic.twitter.com/sKWlAgI75n
— Herve Renard (@Herve_Renard_HR) February 5, 2022
Tricolor international Wissam Ben Yeder also sent a message of support to Rayan and his family after his team’s victory against Lyon (2-0) on Saturday.
Nice victory tonight, congratulations to the team.. Despite that, the news about Ryan is difficult to learn… Allah y rahmo it is for you this one pic.twitter.com/HdDQ1oR8u0
– Wissam Ben Yedder (@WissBenYedder) February 5, 2022
AC Milan player Ismaël Bennacer underlined the courage of the boy, who “will remain in our memories and continue to inspire us”.
Rayan’s courage will be remembered and will continue to inspire us.
The dedication of the Moroccan people and of the rescuers as well.
Huge thoughts to parents and loved ones. May Allah grant this warrior the highest degree of paradise. pic.twitter.com/Bl4PEODUy6
— Ismaël Bennacer (@IsmaelBennacer) February 5, 2022
Finally, Parisian defender Layvin Kurzawa posted an image in support of Rayan on Twitter.
Rest in peace little Rayan pic.twitter.com/rO17LsjknW
– layvin kurzawa (@layvinkurzawa) February 5, 2022
No funeral date has been released by the family at this time.
However, the ceremony could take place as early as this Sunday, in accordance with Muslim tradition, according to The Parisian.