Diego Maradona: Argentine legend told nephew he was feeling unwell in final words

Diego Maradona: Argentine legend told nephew he was feeling unwell in final words

- Diego Maradona had breakfast with his nephew, Johnny Esposito, hours before his death

- It was at the time he informed Esposito he was feeling unwell, prompting his doctor to attend to him

- Maradona would later suffer a cardiac arrest, with an emergency medical team being called to his home

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Diego Maradona reportedly informed his nephew he was feeling unwell just hours before his tragic death.

Diego Maradona: Argentine legend told nephew he was feeling unwell in final words before his death
Diego Maradona had breakfast with his nephew, Johnny Esposito, hours before his death. Photo by Marcelo Endelli.
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Maradona bowed out at his home in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, November 25, just days after he was discharged from hospital.

At the time, the Argentine legend had suffered from a blood clot on his brain leading to an emergency surgery.

Metro UK citing Argentine television network TN reports the 60-year-old was in the company of his nephew, Johnny Esposito, before his death.

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It is understood that the legendary playmaker was looking pale and cold when he arrived for breakfast.

It was at the time he was checked by his doctor, before he complained to Esposito he was feeling unwell as he headed to bed.

Hours later, emergency medical team was called in to Maradona's home after his condition appeared to worsen.

However, it is believed the former Napoli and Barcelona star had already suffered a cardiac arrest, with attempts to resuscitate him proving futile as he passed away.

“The autopsy is being carried out to determine beyond any doubt the cause of death but we can say at this stage that everything is pointing to natural causes," SunSport quoted prosecution chief John Broyad on Maradona's cause of death.

Maradona, who recently turned 60 was expected to return to his regular duty with Gimnasia who he was managing sometime in December.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Diego Maradona's death has thrown the entire football world into mourning as the legend was reported dead on Wednesday, November 25.

His death has not only left his family bereaved, some other people who had a personal relationship with him are also shaken by his death.

And Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is one of those heavily affected by the demise of the 60-year-old after condoling with the family of the icon on his official Instagram page.

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