The club released a statement on social media after Dolors Sala Carrio passed away aged 82 in Manresa, Barcelona.
It read: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s moth Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus.
“She was 82-years-old.
“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
Dolors was a former sales who was still married to Pep’s father Valenti, a bricklayer.
They had four children. Pep is their third child, after having two daughters and then finally a second son.
It was understood she had been living in Santpedor, a quiet village in central Catalonia where Pep grew up.