Legendary Argentinian football great Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.
Considered one of the greatest ever soccer players, Maradona succumbed to cardiac failure at his home AFP reported.
Early in November, Maradona underwent surgery for a blood clot on his brain.
The former Boca Juniors and Napoli forward was praised and remembered by millions of fans on Twitter.
TWITTER REACTS BELOW:
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of footballing great, Diego Maradona, an extraordinarily gifted footballer who transcended the sport.— Premier League (@premierleague) November 25, 2020
Our thoughts and sincere condolences to Diego’s family, friends and those who knew him. pic.twitter.com/qUyc5BJ1OD
Diego Maradona RIP. Sports Greatest Rebel. A man whose career was built on brilliance, blurred boundaries, and spectacular overindulgence. Few have used a World Cup to enthrall the planet and self-destruct in equal measure. We will never see his like again ???? ?? pic.twitter.com/JDSilhZkJo— roger bennett (@rogbennett) November 25, 2020
My favorite Maradona story.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 25, 2020
In 1984, he had just come to Naples and found out about a charity match to raise funds for a sick child.
The team said he couldn’t do it. The insurer said he wouldn’t be insured.
He showed up and played his butt off pic.twitter.com/aYWO4dMAkS
A little anecdote that sums up Maradona's sheer status.— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) November 25, 2020
Before the 1990 World Cup opener, some of the Cameroonian players started crying when they saw him in the tunnel, because they just couldn't believe they were on the same pitch as him.
Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2020