Argentina and World Football legend Diego Maradona is dead

Argentina and World Football legend Diego Maradona is dead

World football legend Diego Armando Maradona has died in his native Argentina following a heart attack, reports www.aclsports.com
 
The 60-year old Argentinian football genius was reported by reputable medium Clarin to have died after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest in his house in Tigre where he had settled after a head operation.
 
Maradona is fondly remembered for his heroics in leading Argentina to the World Cup triumph in Mexico in 1986, including an infamous “Hand of God” goal against England at the quarter final stage.
 
Until his death, Maradona was working as head coach of Argentine club Gimnasia de La Plata.

Maradona’s lifetime was characterized by series of drug related issues. From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. He allegedly began using the drug in Barcelona in 1983.
 
By the time he was playing for Napoli, he had a regular addiction, which began to interfere with his ability to play football. In the midst of his drug-crisis in 1991 Maradona was asked by journalists if the hit song Mi enfermedad (lit. My Disease) was dedicated to him.

Maradona has a tendency to put on weight and suffered increasingly from obesity, at one point weighing 280 lb (130 kg). He was obese from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on 6 March 2005. His surgeon said that Maradona would follow a liquid diet for three months in order to return his normal weight. When Maradona resumed public appearances shortly thereafter, he displayed a notably thinner figure.

On 29 March 2007, Maradona was readmitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires. He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse and was released on 11 April, but readmitted two days later. In the following days, there were constant rumours about his health, including three false claims of his death within a month. After transfer to a psychiatric clinic specializing in alcohol-related problems, he was discharged on 7 May. On 8 May 2007, Maradona appeared on Argentine television and stated that he had quit drinking and had not used drugs in two and a half years.

In January 2019, Maradona underwent surgery after a hernia caused internal bleeding in his stomach.

On 2 November 2020, Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata, supposedly due to psychological reasons. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious. A day later, he underwent emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma, a blood clot on the brain. He was released on November 12 after successful surgery and will continue to be supervised by doctors as an outpatient.

He died on November 25.

May his Legend live on.

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