Football Legend Diego Maradona Dies of Heart Attack

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The former Argentina footballer suffered a massive heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, reports BBC.

The news of Maradona’s death first was reported by Argentinian media. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has announced three-day national mourning following the legend’s death.

Read more: One Day We’ll Kick a Ball Together in the Sky Above: Pele

Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986. He, who was well-known for his sport, had a gastric bypass operation in 2005 to lose weight and was hospitalized two years later for alcohol-induced hepatitis. He fell ill during the last World Cup in Russia.

“One day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above.” Pele has led the tributes to Diego Maradona, BBC Sport tweeted.

BBC Sport also tweeted: “Thank you for having existed, Diego. We’re going to miss you all our lives.”


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