Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died at the age of 60. He made 91 appearances for Argentina and won the FIFA World Cup in 1986.
How did Diego Maradona die?
Maradona’s lawyer said the football legend died of a heart attack.
Argentina’s Football Association also confirmed the news on social media.
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.”
His death comes just weeks after undergoing surgery for possible bleeding on the brain.
Fans have since taken to social media to react to Maradona’s passing.
One wrote on Twitter: “Horrible news coming out of Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“A truly once in a generation talent that brought joy to millions of people. RIP Genius.”
Another added: “Awful day for football.
“Maradona has passed away today. Only 60 years ago. RIP.”
A third wrote: “The amount of joy Maradona brought to millions around the world can never be matched.
“From helping Argentina win the World Cup to his unparalleled greatness with Napoli.
“Hopefully now in the Hand of God, the trouble genius can finally find peace. Thank you for everything.”
Maradona’s death has also been mourned by Brazilian football legend Pele.
He said: “Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above.”