Football legend Diego Maradona died on Thursday, aged 60. He had been discharged from hospital just two weeks ago after undergoing surgery for a blood clot in the brain.
Maradona underwent surgery on November 3 after which his personal doctor Leopoldo Luque said that Maradona was suffering from confusion caused by "abstinence". He, however, recovered enough to leave the hospital and was taken to a house in Tigre, on the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires.
Former Brazilian soccer player Pele, center, clasps hands with Italian captain Alessandro Altobelli, left, and Argentine captain Diego Maradona, right, after he is awarded the FIFA honor medal before the start of the final match between Argentina and Italy in Zurich, Switzerland, June 10, 1987. Standing behind Pele at right is FIFA President Joao Havelange. Photo: AP
Handout file picture released by www.cubadebate.cu website on April 15, 2013 showing Cuba's former president Fidel Castro (R) shaking hands with Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, on April 13, 2013 in Havana. Photo: AFP
In this file photo taken on November 04, 2005 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) jokes with Argentinian former football star Diego Armando Maradona during the "People's Summit" massive rally against the IV Summit of the Americas, in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Photo: AFP
In this Oct. 27, 2005 file photo released by the Cuban government's National Information Agency (AIN), Cuban President Fidel Castro, right, meets Argentina's former soccer star Diego Maradona on the program "Mesa Redonda" in Havana, Cuba. Photo: AP
In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Diego Armando Maradona, left, greets Pope Francis in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, ahead of an inter-religious match for peace. Diego Maradona has died. Photo: AP
In this March 1987 file photo, Pele, left, and Maradona hold "Sports Oscar" trophies in Milan, Rome. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title. Photo: AP
Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, as he is comforted by Argentina head coach Diego Maradona, left, following the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Photo: AP
Former Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo, left, and former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona, right, share a joke as they arrive for the Gianni's game, a soccer match with football legends, in Brig, Switzerland, Friday, July 7, 2017. Photo: AP
Diego Maradona, right, and director Emir Kusturica pose in Cannes, France, on May 20, 2008. Photo: AP
This handout photo released by the press officer of Diego Armando Maradona shows Argentine football legend Diego Maradona shaking hands with his doctor Leopoldo Luque in Olivos, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, on November 11, 2020. Photo: AFP
Football legend Argentina's Diego Maradona looks at a photo album with Veteran Communist leader Jyoti Basu during their special meet at Basu's residence in Kolkata on Sunday. PTI Photo
Argentinian former soccer player Diego Maradona (C) poses with Brazilians Roberto Carlos (R) and coach Carlos Alberto Parreira at a hotel in Buenos Aires late 6 June 2005. Photo: AFP
Combo of Argentinian ex soccer star Diego Armando Maradona at the peak of his career, displaying the World Soccer Cup won in Mexico 86 (L and R), during a training session of Mexico's World Cup (C-top), and with his family - his then wife Claudia Villafae and their daughters Dalma y Gianina - on October 1985 celebrating his birthday. Photo: AFP
Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona (C), his daughters Dalma Nerea (L) and Giannina Dinora (R) are overcome with emotion during an event in Maradona's honor at the "La Bombonera" stadium of Boca Juniors soccer team 10 November 2001 in Buenos Aires. Photo: AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Brazilian soccer legend Pele, center, and Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona pose for a photo prior to the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday Dec. 1, 2017. Photo: AFP
Argentinian former soccer player Diego Maradona (L) poses with Brazilian Ronaldinho in Buenos Aires late 6 June 2005. Photo: AFP
Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.