DIEGO Maradona died on Wednesday from a heart attack at the age of 60 just hours after telling his family he was feeling unwell.
His heartbroken fans lined Buenos Aires streets on Thursday as his coffin was taken out from the Casa Rosada government house to be laid to rest in the outskirts of the city, where his parents are also buried.
The Argentinian football star passed away at his home in Buenos Aires two weeks after being released from hospital for a bleed on his brain.
According to reports, Maradona came down for breakfast on Wednesday morning looking pale and complaining about feeling cold. He told his nephew that he felt sick before returning to bed.
Shortly before midday a nurse went to check on him but was unable to rouse him. Paramedics were called but Maradona died before they arrived.
Three days of mourning have now been declared in Argentina, where President Alberto Fernandez said “You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all.”
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