Breaking! Diego Maradona Dies at 60

Argentina soccer legend, Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.

NPO Reports gathered that Maradona, who captained the Argentine team died of cardiac arrest.

He was said to have undergone a heart surgery.  

He had been hospitalised at La Plata clinic early November over complaints of low spirits and fatigue following his last birthday celebration.

Tests at the clinic had revealed a blood clot in his brain, which doctors subsequently confirmed was operated on successfully.

The Gymnasia coach was subsequently discharged from hospital as an outpatient to continue his convalescence, which he carried out in his dwelling in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires until Wednesday morning when he suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him.

The diminutive left-footed forward began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and went on to be considered one of the greatest players ever to step onto a football field.

Maradona represented Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys as a player, and the likes of Racing Club, Dorados, Gimnasia and the Argentina national team later as a coach.

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