The Argentine superstar and soccer icon, Diego Maradona has been reported dead of heart attack at the age of 60.
Report by goal.com disclosed that the Albiceleste superstar was recovering at his home in Tigre after undergoing brain surgery at the start of November.
The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the 60th birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue, where he underwent surgery on a blood clot in his brain.
Following the successful removal of the blood clot that affected his brain, Maradona was discharged from the hospital while he continued his convalescence as an outpatient.
However, the football icon on Wednesday morning, suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him.
The Argentine national team’s official Twitter account confirmed the news on Wednesday, paying tribute to one of the nation’s favourite footballing sons.
“You will be eternal in every heart of the football world,” the message stated as it bade farewell to the superstar.
Argentina Football Association president Claudio Tapia also expressed his “deep grief” after learning the news.
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Maradona, who began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16, went on to be considered one of the greatest players ever to step onto a football field.
He went on to become a pillar in the international soccer, leading the Argentina national team to the world cup victory in 1986 where he scored 2 goals that made the team victorious over West Germany in a 2 goals to 1.
Consequently, his second goal in the year was named the goal of the century.