The Gimnasia coach, who had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of a low spirit and fatigue, passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.
Maradona had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully, and was subsequently released from the hospital as an outpatient to continue his convalescence, which he carried out in his dwelling in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, in northern Buenos Aires.
But on Wednesday morning he suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him.
Rest in peace Legend. You defined a football generation. You lived football and the world will honor and remember you forever. Till we meet again. pic.twitter.com/XwL9LSNwnk— Nick Mwendwa (@Nmwendwa) November 25, 2020
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Looking good in yellow Senator 💛 https://t.co/PKO30eUyFj— OSWE (@DavidOswe) November 25, 2020
𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩.— Vipers Sports Club (@VipersSC) November 25, 2020
We join the world in mourning a global sporting icon. His legacy will live on forever.
Rest in peace, Diego Armando Maradona 🙏 pic.twitter.com/GjKm5QK92f
One of the greatest the football world has seen.— URA Football Club (@URAFC_Official) November 25, 2020
Rest in peace, Diego Maradona.
Never to be forgotten ♥ pic.twitter.com/aOcwybMkEg
Some loved the game because they watched him play; Some loved the game because they heard how he played!.— Onduparaka FC (@ondufc) November 25, 2020
In one way or the other, Deigo Maradona made someone love the game thus we join lovers of the game in Wishing the Legend an Eternal Rest In Peace!..#AmaOnduparaka#GodsTeam pic.twitter.com/OE8vgnB3l6
Diego Maradona inculcated the love of soccer in millions of people across the globe, turning the game into almost some kind of religion. He inspired the youth on to the pitch. May He Rest In Eternal Peace. pic.twitter.com/215ImivIDc— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) November 25, 2020
The football world has lost arguably the greatest player of all time. A legend, Diego Armando Maradona was a genius, supernaturally creative with sublime skills that personified a golden era in football.— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 25, 2020