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Argentine Football Great Diego Maradona Dies At 60

Diego Maradona, who was among the best players ever and who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, is no more

November 26, 2020

The flag-draped casket of Diego Maradona is carried to a waiting hearse after lying in state at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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The hearse carrying the casket of Diego Maradona leaves the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday at the age of 60.

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People wave at the hearse carrying the casket of Diego Maradona to his final resting place after lying in state at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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People line up outside the presidential palace alongside Plaza de Mayo, to pay final respects to Diego Maradona, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died Wednesday at the age of 60.

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Memorabilia is seen outside the San Paolo stadium to commemorate soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples. Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he recovered from a brain operation.

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Soccer fans of rival soccer teams Boca Juniors, right, and River Plate, left, embrace as they wait to enter the presidential palace to see Diego Maradona lying in state in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died Wednesday at the age of 60.

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Men cry after seeing Diego Maradona lying in state at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60.

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Fans of Deigo Maradona prepare to erect a photograph of him at a street intersection as they pay tribute to the soccer legend in Kochi, Kerala.

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A woman hangs Diego Maradona number 10 jersey's on a drying line, at the popular "Quartieri Spagnoli" neighborhood, in Naples. Soccer great Diego Armando Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he recovered from a brain operation.

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People look at memorabilia outside the San Paolo stadium commemorating soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples. Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he recovered from a brain operation.

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Coach Renato Gaucho of Brazil's Gremio wears a jersey in homage to the late Diego Maradona during a Copa Libertadores round of 16 first leg soccer match in Asuncion, Paraguay.

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A boy kneels in front of a mural of Diego Maradona decorated with canddles outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Mourners embrace as they wait to see the casket with the body of Diego Maradona outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup, died Wednesday at the age of 60.

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Two supporters hug each other outside the San Paolo Stadium as people gathered and pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy.

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Soccer fans hold a vigil for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A a boy touches a mural of Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.

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Fans of Argentina football legend Diego Maradona pays tribute to him after he passed away due to cardiac arrest, in Kolkata

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Mourners lining up to see the body of Diego Maradona take down the barricade set up by police outside the Plaza de Mayo, outside the presidential palace, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maradona, the soccer great, died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery.

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A fan of Argentina football legend Diego Maradona pays tribute to him after he passed away due to cardiac arrest, in Kolkata.

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Candles and scarves lie next to a picture of soccer legend Diego Maradona outside the San Paolo Stadium in Naples, Italy. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60.

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West Bengal minister Sujit Basu pays his tribute to the football legend Diego Maradona during a function, in Kolkata.

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Soccer fans carry a banner of Diego Maradona in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.

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Images of Diego Maradona are projected at the Kirchner Cultural Center in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.

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Soccer fans surround the hearse carrying the coffin of Diego Maradona as it arrives to a funeral parlor in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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People stand next to a mural made by graffiti artist Angelo Campos in honor of late Argentina's soccer legend Diego Maradona at a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Players observe a minute of silence for former Argentina soccer great Diego Armando Maradona before the Champions League, Group B, soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Borussia Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany.

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People light flares as they gather under a mural depicting soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity.

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In this file photo, Diego Maradona, center, attends a football clinic and workshop for young aspiring soccer players in Kadambagachhi, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Kolkata. Diego Maradona has died.

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In this file photo, Diego Maradona, gestures to media as he attends a football clinic and workshop for young aspiring soccer players in Kadambagachhi, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Kolkata. Diego Maradona has died.

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In this file photo, Diego Maradona, gestures as he attends a football clinic and workshop for young aspiring soccer players in Kadambagachhi, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Kolkata. Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, who passed away after suffering a heart attack.

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In this file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Atzeca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

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In this file photo, former soccer great Diego Maradona gets emotional during a news conference after his presentation as the new head coach of the Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata soccer team in La Plata, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.

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In this file photo, former Argentine soccer player Maradona, gets a kiss from his daughters Giannina Dinorah, left, and Dalma Nerea, as they arrive for the premiere of "Maradona" during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.

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In this file photo released by the Cuban government's National Information Agency (AIN), Cuban President Fidel Castro, right, meets Argentina's former soccer star Diego Maradona on the program "Mesa Redonda" in Havana, Cuba. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.

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In this file photo, Argentina's Diego Maradona, front, is attacked by Belgium's Guy Vandermissen during the opening game of the Soccer World Cup in Barcelona, Spain. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack at home in Buenos Aires. He was 60.

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In thisfile photo, Diego Armando Maradona, left, greets Pope Francis in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, ahead of an inter-religious match for peace. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60.

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In this file photo, Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, who passed away after suffering a heart attack.

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In this undated photo, an actual size statue of Diego Maradona being prepared, which will be installed in North Goa. Maradona passed away at the age of 60.

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An art teacher Sagar Kambli makes a painting of Diego Maradona on a pavement outside his art school in Mumbai. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died Wednesday at the age of 60. He was 60.

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A giant poster of Diego Maradona is displayed on a balcony of the presidential palace known as the Casa Rosada or Pink House, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday at the age of 60.

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Candles and flowers are seen outside the San Paolo stadium commemorating soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples. Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he recovered from a brain operation.

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