Argentinean Soccer Legend Maradona Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Argentinean soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona passed away on Wednesday afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest at his house in Tigre, north of capital Buenos Aires. He had recently undergone brain surgery. He was 60 years old.

Argentinean soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona passed away on Wednesday afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest at his house in Tigre, north of capital Buenos Aires. He had recently undergone brain surgery. He was 60 years old.

The Argentine Football Association confirmed Maradona’s death and posted a short message on its social media platforms. “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,” it posted on its Twitter account.

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez announced three days of national mourning for the passing of the World Cup winner, and posted a tribute to Maradona on Twitter. “You took us to the top of the world. You made us feel incredibly happy. You were the greatest of all. Thank you for having existed,” he wrote.

According to a statement published by the country’s official news agency Telam, Maradona will lie in honor for public viewing at the nation’s Casa Rosada presidential palace.


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