UPDATED: Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Is Dead

The global sports community has taken a major hit as reports indicate that soccer icon Diego Maradona has passed away at age 60.

It is understood that Maradona passed away after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest on Wednesday.

Maradona underwent surgery earlier this month to remove a blood clot from his brain and was ready to undergo out-of-hospital rehabilitation.

In a statement on social networks, the Argentine Football Association expressed “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend,” adding: “You will always be in our hearts.”

In declaring three days of national mourning, Alberto Fernández, president of Argentina, said: “You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all.

“Thank you for having existed, Diego. We will miss you forever. “

Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian team.

He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.

source: – fcnaija