Diego Maradona death – Legend was ‘cold, pale and felt sick’ just hours before he died as Argentina and Naples mourns

DIEGO Maradona died just hours after telling his family he was feeling sick.

The Argentinian star, 60, 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 yesterday 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.”

Thousands of mourners have poured onto the streets of Buenos Aires, as well as in Naples in Italy where Maradona almost single-handedly took local club Napoli to the Serie A title twice in the late 1980s.

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    Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry wrote on Instagram: “It was like yesterday, being old enough to watch my first World Cup that I can remember (1986). He was mesmerising. It was his World Cup.

    “There were so many more memories. It was an honour and privilege to watch and then meet one of the greatest footballers to have ever played the game.

    “My thoughts are with all his family, friends and many admirers. RIP diegoarmandomaradona legend.”

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