Argentine idol Diego Armando Maradona, the greatest player in the country’s history and world football legend, died this Wednesday at the age of 60, as first reported by the Argentinian newspaper Clarín.
In early November, the former player had to undergo surgery to drain a small hemorrhage in the brain. Discharged on November 12th, he was recovering from the procedure. Maradona suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest at his home in the city of Tigre, Argentina.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández decreed three days of official mourning in the country, starting this Wednesday after the death of Diego Maradona, the national government said in a statement.
Through social media, politicians and personalities mourned Maradona’s death.
“A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but he is not gone, because Diego is eternal,” wrote football star Lionel Messi on his Instagram account.