BUENOS AIRES (REUTERS) – Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday (Nov 25), his lawyer said.
Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago.
He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentinian media and acquaintances of the former player said.
Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after the news of Maradona’s death.
Retired Brazilian soccer star Pelé mourned the death of Maradona on Wednesday, following confirmation he had died of a heart attack earlier in the day.
“Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above,” he said in a brief statement.