New Delhi: Veteran Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona has died after suffering heart attack on Wednesday. He had recently turned 60. The football legend, who recently underwent surgery on a blood clot in his brain, breathed his last at his residence.
According to the reports, doctors attempted to revive the footballer but failed in their attempts.
Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time on the field, he was the star player of 1986 World Cup that led Argentina to glory. The tournament also saw him score the infamous 'Hand of God' goal which is widely considered as one of the greatest goals of all time.
After leading an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Maradona retired in 1997. After that, he went on to coach the Argentina national team between 2008-2010.
Over the years, Maradona suffered various health issues. In 1999 and 2000, he was admitted to hospitals after suffering heart and respiratory related problems.
In 2004, he had again suffered same problems which were allegedly linked to drug abuse. Earlier this year, he had surgery to treat stem bleeding in his stomach, while in July, he underwent a knee operation. Just three weeks ago, he had a surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain and had returned home after complete recovery.
Maradona had celebrated his 60th birthday on October 30.