Football legend Diego Maradona is dead

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Diego Maradona

On Wednesday, November 25, Diego Amando Maradona died just hours after telling his family he was feeling sick.

The Argentinian football legend passed away at his home in Buenos Aires at the age of 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital. He was admitted for a bleed on his brain.

According to reports, Maradona came down for breakfast on Wednesday morning looking pale and complaining about feeling cold. He told his nephew that he felt sick before returning to bed.

Shortly before midday a nurse went to check on him but was unable to wake him. Paramedics were called but Maradona had died before they arrived.

The Argentine President, Alberto Fernandez declared a three-day mourning saying, “You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all.”

Thousands of mourners have poured onto the streets of Buenos Aires, as well as in Naples in Italy where Maradona almost single-handedly took local club Napoli to the Serie A title twice in the late 1980s.

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