Legendary footballer Diego Armando Maradona is dead.
The football legend has died of a heart attack after suffering cardiac arrest at his home. Its just two weeks after leaving the hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.
Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Maradona is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an illustrious career with what is infamously referred to as the ‘Hand of God’ that eliminated England from the 1986 tournament.
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He played for top club football for Boca Juniors (Argentina), Napoli (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain) among others and was loved and admired by millions all over the world for his amazing tricks and skills.
His career, however, was also tinged with controversy due to drug and alcohol addiction especially cocaine.
Argentinian Media reporters have filmed the ambulance carrying him leaving before following the vehicle to transmit every inch of his last journey.
His lawyer, Matias Morlahas had said that the 60-year-old football legend would continue to receive treatment for alcohol dependency.
Maradona was the coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima in his home country, Argentina, where he had been admitted to hospital on several occasions since his retirement. He almost died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000 and underwent years of rehabilitation and had been doing “just fine” in recent days.
The Napoli legend was well known for having a wild lifestyle during and after his playing days. It’s reported that he had a gastric bypass operation to lose weight in 2005 and was once more hospitalised two years later for alcohol-induced hepatitis.
He also fell ill in 2018 at the last World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box when Argentina took on and beat Nigeria 2-1 in Group D.