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Argentina football legend Maradona dies of heart attack

  • Published at 10:45 pm November 25th, 2020
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Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the game's greatest ever players, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago.

He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentinian media and acquaintances of the former player said.

Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after the news of Maradona's death.

Retired Brazilian football star Pelé mourned the death of Argentine great Diego Maradona on Wednesday, following confirmation he had died of a heart attack earlier in the day.

"Certainly, one day we'll kick a ball together in the sky above," he said in a brief statement provided to Reuters by a representative. 

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