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Maradona dies aged 60, suffering a cardiac arrest

Wed 25 November 2020 | 19:53

The footballing world was shocked today as the news about Diego Maradona’s death emerged. Some of the details about the cause of Maradona's death have been published. Read on as we unveil these details. RIP Diego Maradona.

Few could believe the recent news that

Diego Maradona has died

, only a few days after his 60th birthday, which was celebrated by many in the world of football. Considered by millions to be the Greatest of All Time, the 1986 World Cup winner was announced dead by lawyer earlier this evening. The cause of Maradona's death was also published by his lawyer, confirming that Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack. The horrible news about the Argentine icon’s death came only a few weeks after his successful brain surgery, which was caused by a blood clot.

Millions of people in the world are currently stunned as many are surely traumatized after hearing that Diego Maradona has died. Many would also want to get more information about the cause, and the time of Maradona's death. The only information available about the cause was mentioned earlier, as he was confirmed to have died from cardiac arrest. Follow us below as we give more information about

Maradona’s place of death

, as we take a brief look at some of his historic moments in the world of football.

Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack

“Diego Maradona dead at 60!” The headlines are filling with such sentences as the world of football suffers from a terrible loss. While many of you might still be trying to apprehend the news about the

cause of Maradona's death

, you might also want to get more details about his unfortunate death. Here are some of the facts we have received about Maradona’s place of death and when this tragedy actually happened.

Time of Maradona's death

Born in Buenos Aires on 30 October 1960, Diego Armando Maradona had only recently turned 60 and was looking forward to recovering from his recent brain surgery. But unfortunately the Argentine legend did not get the chance to do so, as the news about his early death was confirmed by his lawyer and the Argentine Football Association, who took to social media saying: "The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona”, further adding "You will always be in our hearts."

The

time of Maradona's death

is believed to be only a couple of hours ago, as it was confirmed that Maradona has died on 25 November, 2020. The world’s greatest footballers, alongside all media outlets and the Argentinian’s admirers have all offered their condolences on the social media pages, sharing the unfortunate news with the world.

Maradona’s place of death

While Argentina and the whole footballing world have gone into a deep sorrow after learning that

Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack

, more news about Maradona’s place of death was published, as it was confirmed that the legendary attacking midfielder, Maradona has died at his home in Buenos Aires, where he once came to the world, blessed the football fans and graced the pitch at some of the greatest clubs on earth, including

Napoli

and

Barcelona

.

Football Players Reaction to Maradona’s Death

RIP Diego Maradona. Millions of people have fond memories of the days the Argentine attacking midfielder used to tear through the opposition defense with buttery smooth skill moves and god-given dribbling talents. He has had an unimaginable influence on the lives of many, including numerous footballers of the current and previous generations. That is why many of the greatest footballers ever took to social media to express their sorrows when it was announced that

Diego Maradona has died

.

While the Argentinian government has published a statement, declaring three days of national mourning after learning that Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack, some of the best football players of today and previous generations have expressed their grief, whether via their social media accounts, or by releasing a statement. Let us see how some of the footballers have reacted following the news that

Maradona has died

:

Pele

It has been published on

Instagram

that Pele has in fact reacted to the death of one the greatest footballers of all time. People might have compared the two by having long debates to prove that one was better than the other, but the Brazilian legend seems to be full of sorrow as he has lost a dear friend.

Following the news about Maradona’s death, Pele has stated the following in a heartfelt message that truly brings tears to the eyes: "I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend. ... one day, I hope, we will play football together in the sky."

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

is considered by many to be the successor to Diego Maradona. Both are believed to be the Greatest of All Time by their fans and many of the pundits around the world. They have both wowed viewers with their unbelievable dribbles past the opposition defenders and their crucial goals. Added the fact that Messi did in fact play for the

Argentina

national team under Diego Maradona’s management, the two had quite a close relationship as the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner always admired his mentor.

Messi went on Instagram to express his sorrow and send his condolences to Maradona’s family by posting two pictures the Argentines in company, adding the following heartfelt sentences: "A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments I lived with him and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP”

The famed “Hand of God” moment

The Hand of God finally meets God. The headlines are all saying “

Diego Maradona dead

at 60”, which has truly shocked football fans and everyone else who knew about the Legendary Argentinian’s exploits during his years as an active footballer. While we are all quite shaken up about the unfortunate news, let us reminisce about one of the most famous moments in Maradona’s life and the whole history of football, which was infamously named the “Hand of God”.

Many of you might know about this particular moment. It was during the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal that we got to witness the moment that Maradona turned into a god for the Argentinians. The attacking midfielder went into the air to head the ball, but somehow managed to handle the ball past

England

goalkeeper Peter Shilton and was lucky enough to be awarded the goal as the officials did not notice his handball foul. He never regretted his “Hand of God” goal, as he considered it to be some kind of a revenge against the English.

RIP Diego Maradona  

Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack at the age of 60 and we still cannot believe the fact that he is truly gone. You can follow the latest news about his unfortunate death on our 

Instagram

.

Surely his presence will always be felt amongst football fans, as his eternal legacy will continue to live on and inspire younger generations of footballers to become the next Maradona and lead their country to yet another World Cup win. Even though the Argentine legend had his downfalls, he was never forgotten and people’s love and admiration towards him was never gone. The world of football has suffered a true tragedy. 

RIP Diego Maradona

.

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