Diego Maradona dead latest – Greatest footballer of all time dies age 60 of massive heart attack in Argentina

DIEGO MARADONA has died of a massive heart attack aged 60, according to reports.

The Argentinian legend is reported to have passed away just two weeks after being released from hospital following treatment for a brain bleed.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Maradona almost single-handedly led Argentina to their 1986 World Cup win.

But he had a long history of bad health, battles with addiction and suffered extremem weight fluctuations.

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  • John Hall

    'HAND OF GOD'

    Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and became notorious for his 'Hand of God' goal against England.

    The Argentinian started his career at Boca Juniors before moving to Barcelona where he won the Copa del Rey trophy.

    But he became a hero in Naples inspiring Napoli to two Serie A titles in the late 1980s.

    His career also saw a spell in Spain with Sevilla before going back to Argentina with Newell's Old Boys and Boca.

  • John Hall

    LEGEND DEAD

    Last November, the former footballer was forced to deny he was dying in an extraordinary video address to fans after his daughter Gianinna hinted he was being “killed from inside” with sedatives.

    He also told his growing brood of children he will leave them nothing after his death because he will donate his fortune to charity.

    In a video filmed from what appeared to be his home in Argentina, Maradona, said: “What I do know is that as you get older, people worry more about what you’re going to leave than what you’re doing.

    “I tell you all that I’m not going to leave anything, that I am going to donate it.

    “I’m not going to give away everything I earned by running during my life, I’m going to donate it.”

  • John Hall

    GREATEST EVER?

    The Argentinian started his career at Boca Juniors before moving to Barcelona where he won the Copa del Rey trophy.

    But he became a hero in Naples inspiring Napoli to two Serie A titles in the late 1980s.

    His career also saw a spell in Spain with Sevilla before going back to Argentina with Newell's Old Boys and Boca.

  • John Hall

    ALCOHOL FIGHT

    Maradona's ex-girlfriend insisted shortly before his subdural haematoma was discovered that he needed urgent treatment for his 'real problem' – alcohol addiction.

    Rocio Oliva spent six years with the recovering drug addict and came close to marrying him before their split at the end of 2018.

    Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and became notorious for his 'Hand of God' goal against England.

  • John Hall

    LONG BATTLE

    Maradona has suffered a long battle with his health with numerous trips to hospital as he turned 60 last month.

    The footie legend had spent eight days on a ward after he was admitted for an emergency operation for a blood clot on the brain.

    His lawyer Matias Morla described it as a “miracle” he was still alive just two weeks ago and described the surgery as the “most difficult moment of his life”.

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