Diego Maradona has passed away aged 60.According to AFP News Agency, the football legend passed away after going through a heart att-ack at his home.
It comes just two weeks after the World Cup winner left the hospital where he underwent su-rgery on the brain.Reports cla!m that paramedics were called to the former Napoli player’s home, but despite attempts to resusc!tate him, he sadly passed away.
Maradona captained his country to victory in 1986 and with spells at Boca Juniors, Barcelona, and Sevilla is widely considered to be the greatest player of all time.
Since news of his passing was reported, there has been an outpouring of emotion, with people sending their condolences to his family and sharing their memories of watching him play.
Former England and Barcelona str!ker Gary Lineker said: “By some distance the best player of my generation and ar-guably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but tro-ubled life, hopefully, he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego.”
Marcus Rashford shared a photo of Maradona, with the caption: “Legendary.” “RIP to the legend,” posted Usain Bolt.A spokesperson for Napoli said: “Always in our hearts. Ciao, Diego.”Boca Juniors posted a photo of Maradona from his time with the club, with the caption: “Eternal thanks. Eternal Diego.”
Sports reporter Henry Winter offered his own tribute to the player. He said: “RIP Diego Maradona. You’d pay to watch him warm-up, let alone play.
Played the greatest pass I have seen live, off-balance, right-footed to Caniggia to score aga!nst Brazil in Turin at Italia 90. Time after time, Maradona performed magic with the ball. Thoughts with his family.”
Earlier this month, the icon was admitted to hospital to undergo su-rgery after going through a blo-od clot on the brain ca-used by a head inj-ury.
Speaking on 2 November, Maradona’s doctor, Leopoldo Luque, told reporters that the procedure which was due to begin within hours was a ‘routine su-rgery’.He added: “We are going to operate today. He is luc!d, he understands, he agrees with the intervention.”
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