LONDON – Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died on Wednesday. He was 60-years-old.
It is believed the legend died of heart attack, just weeks after brain bleed. His longtime agent, Matias Morla confirmed the news to EFE.
Maradona, who led Argentina to a World Cup title, was recently hospitalized and even had to undergo brain surgery. He was released from the hospital earlier this month under medical care, but doctors suggested that he was recovering well.
The news of his death is a devastating blow to the entire football fraternity who considers Maradona one of the greatest players of all-time.
The Argentine Football Association released a statement saying that it “expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You’ll always be in our hearts.”
Maradona led Argentina to the World Cup title in 1986 and was a key figure for both Napoli, which he helped the club won the Series A title and Barcelona at the club level.
He coached Argentina at the 2010 World Cup.