KATHMANDU, Nov 27 - Argentine footballer Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 due to cardiac arrest.
Maradona, who captained Argentina to the 1986 World Cup, was last seen coaching the La Plata club in the gymnasium. Maradona died at his home in San Andres, north of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
Along with the 80-year-old former Brazilian star Pel, Maradona is considered one of the greatest players in world football history. Pel has issued a statement following Maradona’s death. “It’s sad to lose a friend like him.
May God give her family enough strength. Surely, one day we will strike together in heaven, ‘he wrote. Former stars including Gary Lineker of England, Nicolas Tagliafic of Argentina and Guttierez of Spain have also paid tribute to Maradona.
Three days of mourning in Argentina:
He underwent brain surgery earlier this month. He was discharged from the hospital only two years ago. Maradona appeared on October 30 to celebrate his 60th birthday at the gymnasium club’s stadium, but he was not healthy.
He even watched his team play when he had trouble walking. Shortly afterwards, he was taken to a hospital in La Plata, where he underwent brain surgery. Following the news of Maradona’s death, the Argentine government declared three days of national mourning. Agency