Lead guitarist of Queen, Brain May, penned an emotional note in memory of the football legend, calling him ‘half-angel, half-devil and all genius’
Argentina football legend Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday, November 25.
Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Maradona’s death has spread a veil of darkness over the world with fans mourning the icon’s departure.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning for Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986.
Stars took to social media to react to his passing and wished him eternal comfort in the hands of God.
Lead guitarist of Queen, Brain May penned an emotional note in memory of the Argentine football legend and wondered if the singer’s heart specialist could have saved the footballer’s life as well.
"Half Angel, Half Devil, they said ... and all genius. Greatest Of All Time ? I wouldn’t know. But a wonderful talent. We enjoyed spending time with him when we played Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos Aires in 1981. And he came on stage with us, to a massive roar. And that’s my T-shirt he’s wearing here ... bless him. RIP DIEGO MARADONA. Too young. So sad. Wish I could have got my heart specialist to him to save him like I was saved," he wrote.
Boxing champion Mike Tyson said, ‘The Hand of God, Maradona has left us. In 86 we both won our championships. They use to compare the two of us. He was one of my hero’s and a friend. I respected him so much. He will be greatly missed.’
The Hand of God, Maradona has left us. In 86 we both won our championships. They use to compare the two of us. He was one of my hero’s and a friend. I respected him so much. He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/E5j6DSfJas— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 25, 2020
Supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a few of Maradona's quotes to go along with his photos from the peak of his career. ‘“I am Maradona, who makes goals, who makes mistakes. I can take it all, I have shoulders big enough to fight with everybody.” “When God decides its time, I guess he’ll come for us.” “All the people that criticised me should eat their words.”’
Shah Rukh Khan said that football was made more beautiful by the grace and craft of Maradona.
Diego Maradona....you made football even more beautiful. You will be sorely missed and may you entertain and enthral heaven as you did this world. RIP.... pic.twitter.com/PlR2Laxfj2— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 25, 2020
Lead singer of Oasis Liam Gallagher called Maradona the greatest of all time and wrote that no one else could ever replace the legend.
Karishma Kapoor, who met the legend, paid her respect by posting a picture of them smiling together.
Aftab Shivdasani wrote, “A childhood hero for all of us has left us.. a part of football history ended today. Rest in Glory Diego Maradona. May God grant your soul eternal peace. Deepest condolences to his family.”
Lisa Ray wrote, “I’m not a sports fan, but then there was Maradona who transcended all these labels.”
Indian stars Ritesh Deshmukh, Arjun Kapoor, Mahesh Babu, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra were among others to pay tribute to the legend.