Diego Maradona Argentine legend died on Wednesday at the age of 60. He died at his residence on the outskirts of Buenos Aires due to a heart attack.
Maradona’s longtime agent, Matias Morla, confirmed the news to the Efe news agency. Maradona’s spokesman, Sebastian Sanchi, said he died Wednesday of a heart attack. Two weeks prior he had undergone brain surgery and was being released from a hospital.
Argentina Football Association stated: “The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You’ll always be in our hearts.”
Also, Alberto Fernandez, the President of Argentina has ordered for 3 days mourning after hearing the news.
Argentina President Alberto Fernandez also confirmed three days of national mourning following the news. Fernandez posted a photograph of himself on Twitter hugging Maradona with the message: “You took us to the highest place in the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all. Thanks for existing, Diego. We are going to miss you for the rest of our lives.”