Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has passed away aged 60 after suffering cardiac arrest, his lawyers confirmed on Wednesday.
Diego Armando Maradona was recently in the headlines over his health issues and had undergone an emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma — or brain blood clot — a few weeks ago, according to Reuters.
According to reports, in early November, the former offensive midfielder was also treated for alcohol dependence.
As one of the two co-winners of the 20th Century FIFA Player Awards, he served as the manager of Argentine football and is regarded by many people around the world as one of the greatest players of all time.
Maradona served as the captain of the Argentine team in the 1986 World Cup, which provided motivation for the Argentine team and praised his personal performance.