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Maradona: this was his last hours and what the autopsy reveals

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Diego Armando Maradona He died this Wednesday at age 60. He left due to heart failure and in the house where he was in the neighborhood of Saint Andrew in Buenos Aires. There he was recovering from his recent hospital admission until early in the morning he suffered an attack that cost him his life.

The data from the first autopsy reveal how Diego left, how the world soccer star died: “Acute heart failure in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy” reflects the autopsy and there is talk of “chronic congestive heart failure causing edema acute lung “as cause of death.

The San Isidro Attorney General’s Office was in charge of informing about the moments before Diego Armando Maradona to his death. The last person to see him alive was his nephew, on Tuesday at 11:00 pm. According to the first testimonies, in the house were with Diego his nephew, Maradona’s assistant, a security employee, a nurse and a cook.

Tribute to Diego Armando Maradona in San Siro


At around 12:00 noon, Maradona’s psychologist and psychiatrist arrived at the house. Diego has a medication, but he did not answer the call when they approached his room. It was then that the alarms went off and resuscitation maneuvers began before the ambulances arrived.

Nothing could be done for Maradona. Five ambulances arrived and for almost an hour an attempt was made to resuscitate him. His daughters who live in Buenos Aires (Dalma, Gianinna Y Jana) were already on their way home and at 1:30 p.m. the death of Diego Maradona was learned.


Argentina and the whole world were shocked by the tragic loss of one of the greatest myths in the history of sport and a phenomenon within the culture of their country. Starting at 4:00 p.m., the transfer of Diego Maradona’s body to the San Fernando morgue, where the autopsy was performed, which ended around 11:00 p.m.

After the autopsy, and while the tributes were taking place around the country, the body of the Ten was transferred again so that his family had an intimate farewell before the wake that will take place in the Pink House. There was only one other person there who was veiled in his death without being president of Argentina, the motorsport legend Juan Manuel Fangio.

Maradona left suddenly, but surrounded by the quiet life he had in the house of San Andrés. Together with the aforementioned environment, he lived in peace and recovered optimally from his hospital admission. Your doctor, Leopoldo LuqueIn recent days, he had shown confidence in Diego’s progress and had even begun to schedule the first activities for him to return to his life. Nobody expected his departure.

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