The death of the 60-year-old world cup winner brings to an end, a troubling history of drugs and alcohol abuse. He was recuperating from brain surgery done in the early part of this November.
Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, aside Pele, he featured in four world cups for Argentina, winning the 1986 edition.
He also featured for notable European clubs such as Barcelona and Napoli before his troubles with drugs started in 1991 while with the Naples club. He was banned for 15 months due to drugs, kicked out of the 1994 world cup for failing a drugs test.
Thrice in 1999, 2000 and 2004, he suffered heart related problems for which he was placed on a respirator support in one of those cases. He has undergone surgery for his weight problems; In 2020, he went under the knife to control bleeding from his stomach in January, and an operation on his knee in July.
Maradona was a spectacular personality during his playing days and was iconic for hos dribbles on the pitch. He is most notable for the 'Hand of God' goal at the World Cup in Mexico.