Long-time footballing icon and Argentinian great, Diego Maradona has died aged age 60, his lawyer and agent, Matias Morla confirmed.
The former Argentine World Cup winner was hospitalized for a blood clot in his brain and had been discharged on November 11th. He did not speak to the crowd of journalists and chanting fans gathered outside in masks as he left the Olivios clinic in Buenos Aires by ambulance shortly.
Maradona who had just turned 60 at the end of last month, was thought to be recovering well and was expected to continue his rehabilitation in Tigre near his daughter’s home before passing.
“Diego has gone through perhaps the hardest time of his life,” his lawyer Matias Morla said earlier Wednesday, adding it was a “miracle” that the clot “which could have taken his life, was detected.” his lawyer Matias Morla said earlier.
Tribute have since poured in for the former Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boy player such as from the official Argentina football team Twitter account.
Other tributes have also started coming from the rest of the footballing world.