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Diego Armando Maradona passes away

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 60.

The news comes weeks after he underwent a successful brain surgery to remove a blood clot in Buenos Aires.

After the surgery, doctors revealed he was in pain and that he was sedated to keep off his drug addiction at bay.

The surgery came days after he went into self-isolation after his personal bodyguard tested positive for COVID-19.

Diego Maradona begun his professional football career at the age of 16 and was recognized as the best footballer in the world.

He later on joined top European clubs including Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Argentine based club Newell.

Other than being Argentina national team coach, the 60-year-old coached Gimnasia before meeting his death.

Alex Kiprop
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