Soccer Legend, Diego Maradona dies at age 60: Argentine football legend well known for scoring against England in the 1986 world cup with his “Hand Of God” dies two weeks after being released from the hospital
- Diego Maradona died at home, Buenos Aires, Argentina from heart attack at the age of 60
- The soccer legend was released from the hospital few weeks after suffering from blood clot in the brain
- Diego Maradona was also well known for his luxurious and wild lifestyle
- According to reports, he had a history of heart attack as a result of alcohol and drug abuse
Three weeks ago Diego Maradona was admitted to hospital for surgery on a blood clot in his brain, before being discharged to recover at home.
He died on Wednesday in his home.
His soccer career also included turns on the pitch for Barcelona, Sevilla, Boca Juniors and Newell’s Old Boys and he was most recently manager of Gimnasia, Esgrima in La Plata, Argentina.
He also managed the Argentine national team at the South Africa World Cup in 2010.
The Argentine news outlet Clarin broke the news on Wednesday afternoon UK time, describing the news of Maradona’s passing as having a ‘worldwide impact’.
The sad news was confirmed by Maradona’s lawyer. Soon, tributes were pouring in from all over the world of football.
Maradona left hospital on November 11 just eight days after being admitted for emergency brain surgery.