Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest players, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his lawyer said.
MaradonaThe 60-year-old had recently struggled with health problems and had emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma a few weeks ago.
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In his house on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, he suffered a heart attack on Wednesday, said the Argentine media and acquaintances of the former player.
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Maradona won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared national mourning after three days of news Maradonais death.
The Italian football club Napoli said the death of its former star Diego Armando on Wednesday Maradona was a “devastating blow” for the city and the club.
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“We mourn,” said club spokesman Nicola Lombardo. “We feel like a boxer who has been knocked out. We are in shock. “
Maradona played for Napoli between 1984 and 1991 and helped the city win their first Serie A championship title.