The world’s greatest footballer Diego Maradona has passed away. He was 60 years old. Maradona’s lawyer confirmed his death. News agency ANI quoted Reuters as saying that Maradona died of a heart attack. He was discharged from the hospital on the 11th of the same month. He underwent emergency brain surgery and was hospitalized for eight days.
Maradona is counted among the greatest footballers of all time. He also won the Football World Cup of Argentina under his captaincy in 1986. Moreover, he was the first one to appear in the Football World Cup in Spain in 1982, although he was just 21 years old. Despite this, he emerged as the star player of Argentina. He was the captain of the team four years later when Argentina won the World Cup.
Maradona has also played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli, and Barcelona. He has a lot of fan following across the world. However, he has also been in controversies many times due to his addiction to drugs and alcohol. Maradona had a corona test a few days ago but his report came back negative. However, he underwent a second self-isolation last week after a bodyguard showed symptoms of coronavirus.
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The news of Diego Maradona’s death has triggered a wave of mourning among football enthusiasts around the world. Celebrities across the world have expressed grief over his death. Sourav Ganguly tweeted, My hero is no more. May his soul rest in peace. I used to watch football for you. VVS Laxman described his death as a bad day for the sports world.