Football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60
- President Alberto Fernandez has announced three days of national mourning
- Maradona had undergone a brain surgery two weeks ago
- The Football legend was released from the hospital on November 12
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradon died at 60, two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blood clot in his brain, reported AFP.
President Alberto Fernandez immediately announced three days of national mourning in the South American country over the Football legend's death.
Maradona had left hospital on November 12, followed by a convoy of supporters, eight days after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Argentine media, shortly before the announcement, reported Maradona had suffered a serious health setback on Wednesday and was being treated by doctors at his home north of Buenos Aires.
"There are four ambulances at the door of the residence. They have summoned family members to come. It is serious," the TyC Sports channel reported.
Renowned along with Brazil's Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup winning captain died of a heart attack, having undergone brain surgery earlier this month, a member of his entourage told AFP.
Maradona is one of those few players who touched the heights of glory and also the depths of ignominy. He was God to the billions of football fans who remembered him for the World Cup win in 1986, where Argentina humbled England in a match that saw him score the famous 'Hand of God' goal.
He also enjoyed the club's success with Italian side Napoli, winning the Serie A title in 1987 and 1990, and Italian Cup in 1987, and the Uefa Cup in 1991. But his downslide began soon after. In 1994 he faced the ultimate embarrassment of being thrown out of the World Cup in the USA after failing a drug test.
Maradona has been admitted to hospital three times in the last 20 years for serious health issues -- two of which were potentially fatal -- due to his drug and alcohol addictions.
His health deteriorated and in 1999 and 2000, he was hospitalised following heart problems. He almost died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000 and underwent years of rehabilitation.