By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja.
The Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60, he died of cardiac arrest.
His death was confirmed by his spokeman on Wednesday.
Argentine media claimed Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack two weeks after he left the hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.. His death was confirmed by his spokeman on Wednesday.
Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986. He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli, and Barcelona among others, and was adored by millions of fans for his football talent.
The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue.
Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully.
Maradona was subsequently discharged from hospital as an outpatient to continue his convalescence, which he carried out in his dwelling in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires.
But on Wednesday morning he suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him.
Maradona began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and went on to be considered one of the greatest players ever to step onto a football field.
Maradona also became a legend in Naples with two Serie A titles with Napoli.
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