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Argentina soccer superstar Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

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Argentina soccer superstar Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack, his attorney said.

Diego Maradona during his presentation as new coach of Gimnasia y Esgrim. Photo: Reuters

Argentina soccer superstar Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack, his attorney said on Wednesday.

Earlier this month Maradona, 60, had emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma, a blood clot on the brain. He was later released from hospital and taken to a recovery clinic where he could be treated for alcohol dependency, his doctor told reporters.

Maradona was kept in hospital for longer than expected due to withdrawal symptoms caused by his sudden abstention from alcohol.

That hospital stay was the latest in a string of health scares for the charismatic and controversial Maradona who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time.

Reuters