Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona, on Wednesday, passed away at the age of 60 due to a cardiorespiratory arrest. Maradona had brain surgery earlier this month to remove a blood clot from his brain and his doctor had then said that the former footballer was in recovery.
Maradona was admitted to the hospital in early November after feeling unwell for several days. Before being admitted to the hospital the football legend was seen in pain as he needed help for even walking, and while he was admitted for anaemia, dehydration and depression, an MRI scan revealed a subdural hematoma. The surgery took place soon after, and his doctor had said he 'tolerated the procedure very well'.
Maradona celebrated his 60th birthday on October 30 and joined his Gimnasia squad briefly at the club's training ground, but was helped by his assistants after staying only 30 minutes.
Football has lost one of its greatest players of all time and the fans are is absolute disbelief.
So sad to hear this news. Rest in peace Maradona 💙🌍🏆 pic.twitter.com/ZTYnF7aMmF— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) November 25, 2020
RIP to a legend and an icon Diego Maradona, Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿— Darren Bent (@DarrenBent) November 25, 2020
RIP maradona! Will never forget when he gave all Nigerians the middle finger when Argentina beat us in the group stages of the last world cup to knock us out!— ADEWALE ADELEKE (@ChairmanHKN) November 25, 2020
Legendary Diego Maradona passed away. I'm not a soccer fan, but can't deny his legacy he left in pop culture and the sports world. Thank you for the emotions you gave to soccer fans all other the world. pic.twitter.com/j5wl7wu3ru— Before They Were Famous (@mccruddenm) November 25, 2020
Arguably one of the greatest sportsman of all time. Saddened to hear about the passing away of the great Diego Maradona.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 25, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/L7ewMHOnnJ
Diego Maradona, the GOAT! A man whose name is synonymous with the beautiful game. What a legend! 🐐— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) November 25, 2020
His exploits changed the face of football forever. Rest in peace El Pibe de Oro aka the Golden Boy. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/uNRrcwSgEq
First saw him as a young kid, thrilling Hampden Park in Glasgow back in 1979. pic.twitter.com/u3tUvua1v7— Jim White (@JimWhite) November 25, 2020
Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2020
I've always been completely enthralled by Diego Maradona and stories of his life and football. Incredibly sad news that he's died.— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) November 25, 2020
One of the greatest to ever grace our beautiful game.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 25, 2020
Farewell, Diego 💙 pic.twitter.com/GrowTxX0Xp
We're joining the footballing world in saying farewell to one of the absolute greats.— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 25, 2020
RIP Diego Maradona 💙 pic.twitter.com/n16SGF3KXn