BUENOS AIRES: Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 following a cardiac arrest, according to Argentine news outlet Clarin.
The famous playmaker, who underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain two weeks ago, passed away at his home in Argentina, his lawyer confirmed.
Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, was the inspirational skipper behind Argentina’s 1986 World Cup success.
He is also a celebrated figure at Italian club Napoli, whom he led to two Serie A titles in the late 1980s.
Maradona had been hospitalised a few times since retiring and almost died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000.