Diego Maradona, World Cup Superstar, Is Dead

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Diego Maradona, aged 60, has died of cardiac arrest.

The football legend had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.

Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an illustrious career.

He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona among others and was adored by millions all over the world for his brilliant skills.

Maradona was responsible for the infamous ‘Hand of God’ that eliminated England from the 1986 tournament.

Gary Lineker, a retired English footballer, tweeted “Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego”
BBC Sport tweeted “Diego Maradona has died aged 60.”
Reuters tweeted “Argentina superstar, Diego Maradona, dies of heart attack- lawyer”