Global football icon and world cup hero for Argentina Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. Reports said he died as a result of cardiac arrest. Just last month, the footballer went through an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Mirror reports that the Gimnasia boss felt unwell after his side beat Patronato 3-0 and was taken to hospital in La Plata, near the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Scans discovered a subdural hemetoma, requiring Maradona to undergo immediate surgery to remove the problem before being sent home to continue his recovery.
The media in his home country Argentina reports that Maradona was showing signs of recovery, but the 60-year-old then suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away. A tweet by the Argentine Football Association through its President Claudio Tapia, expressed its deepest pain at Maradona’s death saying he will always be in their hearts. Gary Lineker referred to Maradona as “arguably the greatest of all time”. Lineker tweeted: “By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God.”