The football world is now in mourning following reports that Argentine legend Diego Maradona has passed away. He was 60-years-old.

According to BBC, Maradona suffered a heart attack while he was at his home in Buenos Aires.

In early November, the Argentina attacking midfielder underwent brain surgery at the Olivos clinic in Buenos Aires province to remove a subdural hematoma. At the time, Maradona had handled the procedure well but his recovery got a bit complicated since he was also dealing with “episodes of confusion.”

Maradona had to be sedated at that time since he was struggling with withdrawal symptoms. The Argentine great had been dealing with alcohol and drug-related issues, TyC Sports reported.

The Argentine Football Association expressed its deepest sorrow, aware it had lost a football legend.

"You will always be in our hearts," part of the statement read.

Upon learning of Maradona’s death, Argentina's president declared three days of national morning to honor the captain of the Argentine squad that won the 1986 World Cup.

"You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all,’ Fernandez said. "Thank you for having existed, Diego. We're going to miss you all our lives."

In their 1986 triumph, Maradona is best remembered for the “Hand of God” goal that he made against England in the quarter-finals. His rise in the sport continued from there. Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career and won two Serie A titles with the Italian squad.

Maradona went on to play for Argentina in four other World Cups. He has 34 goals in total, making 91 appearances, BBC reported.

But his run was marred by drugs. That included being sent home in 1994. That carried on during the second half of his career. He would retire from the sport in 1997 on his 37th birthday.

As most retired footballers do, Maradona had stints as a head coach, of the national team in 2008 and left in 2010 when his side lost to the Germans.

He subsequently managed teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico and was in charge of Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina's top flight at the time of his death.

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