Diego Maradona, a football legend who lead Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, died at 60.
The late World Cup hero and Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passed away at his home in Tigre after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Diego Maradona, a football legend who lead Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, died at 60. Maradona had undergone surgery for a brain clot in early November. According to his personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque(neurologist), the problem likely was caused by an accident.
Diego was later released from a Buenos Aires hospital after undergoing the surgery, and to continue his recovery in a private home.
The Football hero was declared dead following a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60. Millions of fans and whole Argentina is mourning the death of national hero Diego Maradona.
Maradona was known as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He had a rough personal life marked by cocaine and alcohol addiction. Diego underwent successful surgery on a brain blood clot in early November and continued his recovery in a private home before he was declared dead.
Even though his life was in a state of madness, he is and will be celebrated for his achievements on the field. Maradona is popularly known for his on field crazy moments like hand of God and Karate kick.
A spokesman told AFP news agency he would be laid to rest in a cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where his parents were also buried.
“In our collective imagination Diego Maradona represents a certain glorious past, he’s a symbol of what we might have been,” popular culture professor at Buenos Aires University and Maradona expert Pablo Alabarces told news agency Reuters.
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