- Diego Maradona’s daughter had earlier raised alarm over his way of life
- Giannina who has a child for Sergio Aguero earlier stated that her dad was dying from the inside
- Maradona had battled a series of illnesses linked with addiction to banned substances
Diego Maradona died on November 25, 2020, at the age of 60 after his career had been marred by addiction as his daughter Giannina raised alarm about 12 months ago.
The Argentine legend had battled a series of illnesses linked with addiction that he almost lost his life on several occasions.
Just about a year before his death, the legend’s daughter cried out saying former Argentina captain needs prayers as he was already dying inside.
"He is not dying because his body has decided so, he is getting killed from the inside and does not realise it.
“I do not believe in the parameters of normal but that is far from the reality of what he deserves. Pray for him. Please! Thank you!”
The 30-year-old Giannina who once dated Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and had a child for him also added that her dad was not treated like a human.
She wrote as cited in Daily Star:
“Do you remember there was a zoo that allowed you to take photographs with a giant lion?
“You could go inside the cage and just about ‘hug him’.
Maradona spent eight remarkable seasons at Italian club Napoli between 1984 and 1991 during the peak of his career inspiring the team to 2 Serie A titles, 1 Copa Italia title, 1 UEFA Cup title and 1 Supercoppa Italiana title.
Upon news of his death, Napoli expressed shock and grief when the club wrote on social media:
"The world awaits our words but there are no words to describe the pain we're going through. Now is the time to grieve. Diego.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Argentina president Alberto Fernandez has declared three days of mourning in respect of the legendary god of soccer.
The 60-year-old former Barcelona and Napoli icon died earlier this week after returning home from the hospital after a surgery procedure.
Though no one has been able to confirm the cause of his death since it was confirmed on Wednesday, November 25, some quarters believe he died due to cardiac arrest.
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