Diego Armando Maradona has passed away at the age of 60, according to reports in Argentina.The former Barcelona and Napoli star suffered a heart attack at his home in the San Andres neighbourhood in the town of Tigre on Wednesday morning.
– Lionel Messi has paid tribute on Instagram
A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP.
– Johan Cruyff, another all-time great, and a fellow Barcelona alumni, has paid tribute, despite himself dying in 2016. The Twitter account is run by his foundation.
Rest in peace, Diego Armando Maradona. You are eternal. pic.twitter.com/qHN7Qc4oxa
— Johan Cruyff (@JohanCruyff) November 25, 2020
– This clip, watched millions of times over, captures the vitality of Maradona the player showed. Football came easier to him than just about anyone. Live is life indeed.
– Maradona’s teammate at the 1982 World Cup, Mario Kempes, was the player who inspired Argentina to the 1978 World Cup, which a teenage Maradona was disappointed to have missed out on.
Diego Armando Maradona has left us the day of Argentine soccer, and through this medium I want to send my most heartfelt words of condolences to all his family and friends. Fly high Diego, RIP.
Se fue un grande del Futbol Argentino Diego Armando Maradona nos ha dejado el día de, a través de este medio quiero hacer llegar mis más sentidas palabras de condolencias para todos sus familiares y amigos .
Vuela alto Diego , QEPD. pic.twitter.com/dR5JrzREJ1
— Mario Kempes (@ESPNMarioKempes) November 25, 2020