Soccer legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, the Argentine Football Association announced on Twitter Wednesday.
La Asociación del Fútbol Argentino, a través de su Presidente Claudio Tapia, manifiesta su más profundo dolor por el fallecimiento de nuestra leyenda, Diego Armando Maradona.
Siempre estarás en nuestros corazones pic.twitter.com/xh6DdfCFed
— AFA (@afa) November 25, 2020
Maradona was released from a Buenos Aires hospital earlier this month after undergoing brain surgery and had been recovering in a private home near his older daughters.
The 1986 World Cup champion had an emergency operation for a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain.
Maradona fell ill while coaching Argentine first-division Gimnasia y Esgrima on Oct. 30, leaving the team’s game before the end of the first half.
One of the sport’s all-time greats, Maradona publicly struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, and was hospitalized in 2000 and in 2004 for heart problems attributed to cocaine use.
— With files from The Associated Press