Argentine football legend, Diego Armando Maradona has died after succumbing to heart failure, a source from the Argentinian Justice Ministry said.
According to the source, the cause of his death was as a result of “acute secondary lung edema to exacerbated chronic heart failure”.
The football legend was recovering at his home in Tigre after undergoing brain surgery at the start of November, 2020.
The Argentine Football Association on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020, confirmed Maradona’s death by posting a short message on its social media platforms.
“The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts,” it wrote.
President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning for the death of the legendary Diego Maradona, and posted a tribute to Maradona on Twitter.
“You took us to the top of the world. You made us feel incredibly happy. You were the greatest of all. Thank you for having existed.”
Maradona will lie in honor for public viewing at Argentina’s presidential palace, Casa Rosada, according to a statement published by the country’s official news agency, Telam.
Fans took to the streets across Argentina and in Naples on Wednesday to pay tribute to their hero.
Meanwhile, UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin said a minute’s silence would be observed ahead of all European matches this week in honor of the Argentine.
“He will go down in history as someone who set football alight and thrilled fans young and old with his brilliance and skill,” Čeferin said in a statement.
Maradona’s lawyer Matias Morla earlier told CNN that the star had died of cardiac arrest. Maradona’s family has authorized an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death, according to a source close to the soccer star. The official autopsy results have yet to be released.
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com