How did Diego Maradona Die?
It is now verified that Diego Armando Maradona suffered a heart attack today and died at 60 years of age.
Diego Maradona, less than a month after turning 60, died of a heart attack.
According to his lawyer, the Argentine football hero died at home, just three weeks after undergoing surgery on a blood clot in his brain.
Death Cause Full Details
On 2 November 2020, Maradona was admitted, supposedly for psychological reasons, to a hospital in La Plata. The retired footballer’s representative said that his condition was not extreme. He had emergency brain surgery a day later to treat a subdural hematoma, a blood clot on his brain.
After successful surgery, he was released on 12 November and monitored by doctors as an ambulatory patient.
At the age of 60, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 25 November 2020. The Argentine Football Association articulated in a post on social media “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”, adding: “You will always be in our hearts.”
In 1994, after failing a drug test, he was thrown out of the World Cup in America, before retiring from football in 1997. He was admitted to a hospital suffering from heart attacks in 1999 and 2000, and used a respirator to breathe for the second time.
He was treated in the hospital again in 2004 for serious heart and respiratory complications due to his substance addiction. To manage his weight, he has undergone two gastric bypass operations and has received treatment for substance dependence.
He had surgery to stop bleeding from his stomach in January and underwent knee surgery in July. He was admitted to a hospital three weeks ago for surgery on a blood clot in his brain, before being released to recover at home.
It was there on Wednesday that he died.
He was 60 years old.