Argentina and football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, the AFA has confirmed.
Maradona was discharged from hospital a fortnight ago following brain surgery. The Argentina and Napoli great had undergone a routine operation for a subdural haematoma after being admitted to hospital due to concerns over anaemia and dehydration.
But it was announced by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) on Wednesday that the former midfielder had passed away.
“The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona.” the AFA tweeted.
No cause of death was stated, but it has been reported he suffered a heart attack.
Maradona, the captain and inspiration behind Argentina’s World Cup success in 1986 before going on to coach his country, had been hospitalised just days after turning 60.