Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:56

Argentinian Legend Diego Maradona Dies after Suffering Cardiac Arrest

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The Legendary Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The football legend had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.
Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an iconic career.
Maradona’s Passing
The Argentine news outlet “Clarin” broke the news on Wednesday, describing the news of Maradona’s passing as having a ‘worldwide impact’.
The Legend left hospital on November 11 just eight days after being admitted for emergency brain surgery. The icon was driven away from the private Olivos Clinic just before 6pm on Wednesday as hundreds of fans of photographers tried to get a glimpse of him.
Maradona was hospitalized the previous week and had to have an emergency operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.
His lawyer, Matias Morlahas said that the 60-year-old would continue to receive treatment for alcohol dependency. He was expected to stay in a house near his older daughters.
Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and was the coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima in his home country, had been admitted to hospital on several occasions since his retirement. He almost died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000 and underwent years of rehabilitation.
The Barcelona Legend, who was well known for having a wild lifestyle during and after his playing days, had a gastric bypass operation to lose weight in 2005 and was once more hospitalized two years later for alcohol-induced hepatitis.
He also fell ill at the last World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box when Argentina took on and beat Nigeria in Group D.
(Sada El Balad English, November 25, 2020)


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