‘I feel sick’: Maradona before returning to bed for the last time
- Maradona reportedly came down on Wednesday for breakfast, feeling cold
- The footballing legend passed away before paramedics could arrive
- Three days or national mourning have been declared in Argentina
Argentinian as well as world football legend, Diego Armando Maradona, passed away on Wednesday in Buenos Aires, Argentina aged 60.
According to a report published by British news media organization Daily Mail, Maradona’s last word before passing away were “I feel sick.”
The Argentinian suffered a heart attack at home on Wednesday, two weeks after his release from the hospital following a surgery of a blood clot in his brain.
According to Daily Mail, Maradona came down for breakfast on Wednesday morning in a pale state, complaining that he felt cold.
“Me siento mal,” (I feel sick) he reportedly said to his nephew before returning to bed.
Discovering Maradona shortly before noon, a nurse called for help but even before the arrival of paramedics, the football legend passed away.
Following his death, three days of national mourning have been declared by the President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez.
'You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all,' the leader tweeted.
Maradona won the world cup with Argentina in 1986. It was in this tournament that the fabled ‘Hand of God’ goal was scored by the Argentinian, as well as another one that was later voted ‘Goal of the Century’.
The life of the boisterous footballing legend was equally fabled outside the stadium, as regular allegations of drug abuse and physical altercations were quite common with him.
Both Buenos Aires and Naples in Italy saw thousands of mourners remembering Maradona as the Champions League matches across European stadiums on Wednesday night fell silent.
Maradona is survived by his five children, including his two daughters Dalma (33) and Ganina (31) by only wife Claudia Villafane (58).
The autopsy indicated that the footballing legend died from a massive heart attack.