Argentine football legend Diego 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 .
Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully .
Maradona was subsequently discharged from hospital as an outpatient to continue his convalescence , which he carried out in his dwelling in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires.
But on Wednesday morning he suffered cardiac arrest , and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him .
Maradona began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and went on to be considered one of the greatest players ever to step onto a football field.