Maradona tributes latest: Pele and Gary Lineker lead reactions as football legend dies

Jack Rathborn
Diego Maradona celebrates winning the World Cup in 1986 (Getty Images)
Diego Maradona celebrates winning the World Cup in 1986 (Getty Images)

Diego Maradona has passed away aged 60 following a cardiac arrest.

The news comes just weeks after undergoing a major operation to remove a blood clot from his brain, with Maradona passing away at his home in Tigre, where emergency paramedics provided treatment, though the iconic former football player was unable to be resuscitated.

Maradona was loved throughout the world following a legendary career, but became an icon back home in Argentina, as well as in Naples, where he inspired Napoli to win Serie A.

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