Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60 due to heart attack
Diego Maradona, Argentine football legend widely regarded as one of the best players of the game ever, died on Wednesday due to a heart attack, his lawyer announced.
60-year-old Diego Maradona Maradona had recently suffered with health problems and underwent emergency surgery several weeks ago for a subdural haematoma.
Argentinian media and the former player’s acquaintances said that he suffered a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
3 days of national mourning have been announced by Alberto Fernande, Argentine President z.
Among those who mourned the Argentine player was the former Brazilian football star Pele.
He said in a brief statement given by a representative to Reuters, “Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above.”
One of the most talented football players in history, the peak of glory of Diego Maradona came when he captained Argentina to win the 1986 FIFA World Cup, before plunging to despair when he was kicked out of the 1994 FIFA World Cup due to doping.
A stellar career was truncated by years of drug use, alcoholism and overeating and changed his appearance from a lithe athlete who could slalom easily through sides and nearly died in 2000 due to cocaine-induced heart failure.
On Wednesday, the Italian football club Napoli said the death of its former star Diego Maradona was a “devastating blow” for both the club and the city.
Nicola Lombardo, the club’s spokesperson said that they are in mourning, they are feeling like a boxer who was knocked out, they are in shock.
Between 1984 and 1991, Diego Maradona played for Napoli, helping the city win its 1st Serie A league title.