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Diego Maradona dies of heart attack at 60, an Argentina's football legend

 The football world mourns to the death of Argentina's legend Diego Maradona due to heart attack at the age of 60.

He won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the infamous 'Hand of God' goal and another - widely considered to be one of the greatest goals of all time. 

Maradona, who was less than a month after his 60th birthday, was a magician with the ball - deceptively quick and a visionary passer.

He is considered by some as the greatest soccer player ever, edging out that other great, Brazil's Pele. In Argentina, he was worshipped as 'El Dios' - The God - partly a play on words on his number 10 shirt, 'El Diez.' 

According to reports, nine ambulances were sent to his house at around midday on Wednesday in the exclusive gated residential neighbourhood of San Andres north of Buenos Aires where Maradona went to live after leaving hospital.

Local reports said one of the nurses caring for him had raised the alarm after discovering he had suffered a suspected heart attack.

None of the paramedics who rushed to the house were able to do anything to save him

Argentina's former manager Cesar Luis Menotti said: 'I'm devastated. I can't believe it. I'm absolutely gutted. There's no more I can say at this moment.

'I thought at first the news of his death was fake news but obviously it's what happened. It's terrible and a tragic surprise because measures had been taken to make sure he was being looked after.'

The footballer's family have yet to make any formal comment.

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