Diego Maradona, one of the greatest stars in soccer history, has died at the age of 60

Diego Maradona

  • Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, according to Argentine news outlet Clarin.
  • He is reported to have suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, where he had been recovering after undergoing brain surgery in early November.
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Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, according to reports from his native Argentina.

He is reported to have suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, where he had been recovering after undergoing brain surgery in early November.

The news of Maradona's death has been confirmed by the Argentine Football Association (AFA).

"The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona," the organization tweeted.

"You will always be in our hearts."

Maradona is considered as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, enjoying successful spells with Barcelona, Napoli, and the Argentine national team, with whom he won the World Cup in 1986.

Throughout his career, he suffered a well documented battle with drug and alcohol addiction, leading to him experience numerous health problems including hepatitis, internal bleeding caused by a hernia in the stomach, and most recently, a blood clot on the brain.

In 2008, he also spent time in psychiatric clinic specializing in alcohol-related problems.

More to follow.

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