Football icon Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack at the age of 60.
One of the greatest to ever play the game, the famed Argentina No.10 recently suffered from a blood clot on the brain which was successfully removed earlier this month.
He passed away at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires yesterday, his lawyer said.
Maradona was the star of the 1986 World Cup, almost single-handedly delivering Argentina’s second and most recent global title.
The tournament in Mexico has his fingerprints all over it, including arguably his most notorious match.
The quarterfinal against England was decided by two goals from the diminutive genius - the first, with a handball and the second a trademark slalom run from inside his own area.
The controversial “Hand of God” goal added to his bad boy image off the pitch.
He became addicted to cocaine during his days playing for Napoli in Italy, where it his said that he had links with the Mafia.
At the 1994 World Cup, he was banned for testing positive for the drug.
Maradona, who was the coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima in his home country, had been admitted to hospital on several occasions since his retirement.
He almost died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000 and underwent years of rehabilitation.
Apart from winning, the World Cup with Argentina, he also won the Serie A with Napoli - still their only national title - and the Uefa Cup.
He also won silverware with Boca Juniors and Barcelona.