Former Argentine player Diego Maradona died of cardiac arrest, “Clarín” newspaper reported. Information confirmed by the daily “La Nacion” which indicates that he was at home in San Andres in the Nordelta region and then by the agent of the former footballer, Sebastian Sanchi.
The 1986 world champion, one of the best players in football history, underwent surgery for a brain hematoma in early November. He had been allowed to leave the hospital in Olivos, in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires.
Matias Morla, his lawyer, had then mentioned “A miracle that this subdural hematoma (a blood clot between the skull and the lining of the brain), which could have cost him his life, has been detected ”. He had since been recovering. He had just celebrated his 60th birthday and was a coach of Gimnasia la Plata. “Maradona received love in too much or not in the right way”
National mourning, minute of silence and “Ciao Diego”
The Argentine government has declared three days of national mourning. A minute of silence will be observed this Wednesday and Thursday evening before “All matches” Champions League and Europa League, in tribute to Diego Maradona, UEFA told AFP.
The Naples club, which enjoyed its golden years and its only two Italian football championship titles (1987, 1990) with Diego Maradona, on Wednesday greeted the memory of the Argentine star with a “Ciao Diego” on social networks.
Per Semper? Ciao Diego https://t.co/LzppqlBqLV
” Forever. Ciao Diego “, indicates a message published on the official Napoli accounts just moments after the news of Maradona’s death from a heart attack at the age of 60.
Frequent health problems
The life of Diego Maradona, born October 30, 1960 in the province of Buenos Aires, has been punctuated by many health problems, some of which are linked to excesses of all kinds which have sometimes made him flirt with death.
In 2000, he had a heart attack following an overdose in the Uruguayan seaside resort of Punta del Este. He then followed a long cure in Cuba. In 2004, when he weighed over 100 kg, another heart attack struck him down in Buenos Aires, but he got away with it. He then had stomach surgery to lose a lot of weight.
In 2007, excessive alcohol consumption had driven him to the hospital. Lately, he had had to have a prosthesis fitted because of his aching knees.
On November 2, he was hospitalized with anemia and dehydration in La Plata, a town 60 km from Buenos Aires and where he coached the local club.
Diego Maradona, March 7, 2020 in Buenos Aires.
A CT scan then revealed the presence of a subdural hematoma. This had resulted in his transfer to a private clinic in Olivos, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, where he had been successfully operated the next day.