Maradona dead: Football Legen Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60.
According to reports, Maradona suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Tigre where he had been recovering from his recent brain surgery.
Diego Maradona has successfully undergone surgery for a subdural hematoma — more commonly known as a blood clot on the brain — his personal doctor confirmed on Tuesday.
He was first admitted to a clinic in La Plata on Monday, and was immediately transferred to the Olivos clinic about 70 kilometers away.
Netizens paid a heartfelt tribute to the legendary footballer. One of the greatest players of all time, Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup.
Maradona also coached Racing Club, Dorados, Gimnasia and the Argentina national team.
Argentina’s “golden boy” is best remembered for the two goals that dumped England out of the 1986 World Cup.
He began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and he went on to become one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football.
In Argentina, he was worshipped as ‘El Dios’ – The God – partly a play on words on his number 10 shirt, ‘El Diez.’
Maradona dead after cardiac arrest.