OUWA – Argentine Soccer Legend Maradona Died of a Heart Attack. BUENOS AIRES. Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the match, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. This news came from Maradona’s lawyer. (Read also Diego Armando Maradona Dies)
Maradona, 60, recently battled health problems and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma a few weeks ago. Argentine media reported that Maradona suffered a heart attack at his home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced three days of national mourning following the news of Maradona’s death.
Italian Soccer club Napoli said the death of former star Diego Armando Maradona was a major blow to the city and the club. “We are in mourning,” said club spokesman Nicola Lombardo.
“We felt like boxers were knocked out. We were in shock,” added Lombardo. (Read also Maradona Dies, Soccer World Grieves)
Maradona played for Napoli between 1984 and 1991, helping the city win the Serie A league title.
As one of the most talented soccer players in history, Maradona’s peak came when he captained Argentina to win the 1986 World Cup. However, he was expelled from the 1994 World Cup for doping.
Years of drug use, overeating, and alcoholism halted his brilliant career and changed his appearance from a vivacious athlete to an addict who nearly died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000.