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.
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, a source close to his family confirms.— CNN (@CNN) November 25, 2020
Regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game, he became a household name after inspiring his country to World Cup glory in 1986. https://t.co/Ze1KUKGffC
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.