Soccer icon, Diego Maradona, has died at 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to multiple Argentine media outlets.
The football legend had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.
Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an illustrious career.
He played for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona among others and was adored by millions for his brilliant skills.
The Argentine news outlet Clarin broke the news on Wednesday afternoon UK time, describing the news of Maradona’s passing as having a ‘worldwide impact’.
Soon, tributes were pouring in from all over the world of football.
Maradona left hospital on November 11 just eight days after being admitted for emergency brain surgery.
The iconic former Argentinian footballer was driven away from the private Olivos Clinic just before 6pm on Wednesday as hundreds of fans of photographers tried to get a glimpse of him.
TuMaradona was hospitalised the previous week and had to have an emergency operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.