The death of Diego Maradona – known as one of the greatest footballers of all time – occurred on November 25, 2020, in Buenos Aires.
Maradona, who had been serving as head coach for Argentine Primera Division side Gimnasia de la Plata, before his death had been in ill-health, having been hospitalized with a blood clot on the brain at the start of November, after his 60th birthday.
He was subsequently released from the hospital on November 12 to recover at home as an outpatient, with treatment and doctors’ supervision.
However, tragedy struck while he was recuperating at his home near Tigre in northern Buenos Aires. It is reported across Argentina’sArgentina’s media that a fatal heart attack caused Maradona’sMaradona’s death.
The Napoli and Argentina icon is believed to have experienced cardiac arrest, and medics were, unfortunately, unable to revive him.
San Isidro attorney general John Broyad said that Maradona’sMaradona’s death was “a result of natural causes” and stressed that no ”foul play” was noted.
The autopsy was carried out at the morgue of the San Fernando Hospital.
Tributes and reactions have trailed the death of the soccer legend. Maradona became a global superstar after inspiring Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986. He took center stage at the tournament with a memorable performance against England, scoring an iconic goal that he later described as the “Hand of God” and then netting a second after beating seven English defenders.
Following his death, there has been an outpouring of grief. Fans have gathered at murals depicting the soccer great in Buenos Aires — and Naples — the home of one of his former clubs. Argentina’sArgentina’s President Alberto Fernandez announced three days of national mourning for the passing of the superstar. “You took us to the top of the world. You made us feel incredibly happy. You were the greatest of all”.
A tweet from the Argentine Football Association read: “Goodbye Diego. You will live on forever in every heart in the football world.”