The 60-year old had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the game's greatest ever players, died of a heart attack on Wednesday.
The 60-year old had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago.
Here is how the world media covered the death of one of football's brightest stars:
Headline of the BBC was "Diego Maradona: Argentina legend dies aged 60".
Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60, the news read.
It further reads about the former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffering a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home; and that he had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency.
"Diego Maradona dies aged 60," the CNN headline read.
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, a source close to his family confirmed, the news read.
"Regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game, Maradona became a household name after inspiring his country to World Cup glory in 1986."
It also added that Maradona took center stage at the tournament with a memorable performance against England where he scored his iconic "Hand of God" goal.
"Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60," the popular sports news site's headline read.
The opening lines read: "Argentina legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 following a heart attack. Matias Morla, Maradona's longtime agent, confirmed the news to EFE on Wednesday."
The news draws from a statement from the Argentina Football Association read, adding: "The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You'll always be in our hearts."
It also cites Argentina President Alberto Fernandez, who also confirmed three days of national mourning following the news.
Fernandez posted a photograph of himself on Twitter hugging Maradona with the message: "You took us to the highest place in the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all. Thanks for existing, Diego. We are going to miss you the rest of our lives."
The popular football news site's headline covering the legend's death was: "Football icon Diego Maradona dies at 60 following heart attack".
It stated that Albiceleste superstar was recovering at his home in Tigre after undergoing brain surgery at the start of November and that Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.
The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue, it also added.
"Diego Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, dies aged 60," the UK daily's headlines read.
Diego Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died aged 60, opening lines read.
"The Argentinian, who had brain surgery this month, died of a heart attack, his lawyer said. The country declared three days of national mourning," it added.
The Italian site wrote: "Diego Maradona has died".
"It is now confirmed that Diego Armando Maradona suffered a cardiac arrest today and has died aged 60," the intro said.
The news cites from Argentine newspapers Clarin and Ole, saying the World Cup winner suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest on Wednesday morning local time in the town of Tigre.
"He had only turned 60 on October 30 and was released from hospital a couple of weeks ago following brain surgery."
"Football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60," the Middle-Eastern news paper's headline read.
It added: "One of the greatest footballers of all time, Maradona passed away aged 60 after suffering a heart attack in Tigre, Argentina."