Argentine football legend Diego Maradona is dead.
According to reports in Argentina, the 60-year-old died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Maradona was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, November 3 and underwent successful surgery to treat a subdural hematoma, a blood clot on the brain.
The operation was to address the clot, often caused by a head injury, and which can put pressure on the brain.
“I was able to evacuate the hematoma successfully and Diego tolerated the surgery very well. The steps now are observation, but it is controlled. It will depend on how he does. It is not highly complex, but it is still brain surgery,” Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s neurosurgeon and personal physician, told reporters outside the clinic where dozens of fans gathered.
Maradona was admitted to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, Argentina for anemia and dehydration, before being transferred to Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aires province.
Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, coaches local club Gimnasia y Esgrima. He last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.