The year 2020 seems not to be done with it’s tales of death and woes. Argentine football legend Diego Maradona is the latest casualty as his death sends shock waves through the world of soccer and beyond.
The Argentinian football legend died of a heart attack at home, his lawyer said, just three weeks after having surgery on a blood clot in his brain.
Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal and another – widely considered to be one of the greatest goals of all time.
Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time on the pitch, his life off the pitch was equally notorious – amid battles with drug and alcohol addiction.
Maradona’s death comes just three weeks after he underwent surgery on a blood clot in his brain and less than a month after he turned 60.
Argentina’s president Alberto Fernandez decreed three days of mourning following Maradona’s death.