Argentine legend, Diego Maradona is dead, aged 60. The news was confirmed by his attorney. Several reports from Latin America claim the former footballer passed away in his house after suffering from a heart attack.
This comes barely two weeks after the former world cup winner was rushed to the hospital for an urgent surgery to repair a brain bleed.
Although Diego Maradona had several high-profile highlights in his career, his most famous moment came in Argentinian colours when he eliminated England from the world cup in 1986 with a goal punched with his hands. The moment remains a talking point in the history of football and has been popularly referred to as “The Hand of God.”
Arguably the greatest player in the history of the game, Diego Maradona is dead but has left several fond moments that will survive the sands of time. He has made his mark in the history of football and he will be missed.
Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, his longtime lawyer and agent has confirmed.
• Played in 4 World Cups
• Won 1986 World Cup and Golden Ball
• Won 9 club titles with Boca Juniors (1), Barcelona (3) and Napoli (5)
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— ESPN (@espn) November 25, 2020
According to Variety.com, Amazon Prime Video is currently working on a scripted bio-series about the former player, directed by Alejandro Aimetta, produced by BTF Media, Dhana Media and Raze. Covering his entire life, the series will feature three actors in the titular role: Juan Palomino (adult), Nazareno Casero (adolescent) and Nicolás Goldschmidt (child).
The series follows the life of the former player through different stages of his life, starting at the beginning of his career with Villa Fiorito and Bocca Juniors, through his glory days with the Argentine National Team in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, and his time at Napoli and Barcelona. Finally, the story will shift to his tumultuous post-playing career, revisiting his tribute in La Bombonera – Boca Juniors home stadium – in 2001, his time as the national team head coach in the 2010 South Africa World Cup, and his various media scandals and middling coaching career.
May his soul rest in peace.