Argentina born football legend, Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 following an attack of cardiac arrest.
Maradona, on October 30, underwent an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain on.
He reportedly fell unwell after his side Gimnasia beat Patronato 3-0 and was taken to hospital in La Plata, near the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.
Scans carried out on him was said to have discovered a subdural hemetoma, requiring Maradona to undergo immediate surgery to remove the problem before being sent home to continue his recovery.
Reports in Argentina disclosed that Maradona was showing signs of recovery, but the 60-year-old then suffered a cardiac arrest and has passed away.
The Argentine Football Association through its President Claudio Tapia in a tweet, expressed its deepest pain at Maradona’s death saying he will always be in their hearts.
Gary Lineker described Maradona as “arguably the greatest of all time”. Lineker tweeted: “By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God.”