Diego Maradona dead at 60: Tributes pour in for the Argentine legend after demise in Buenos Aires

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Tributes poured in on the demise of the Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona. The tragic death of the 1986 World Cup winner left everyone shocked. He was 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Buenos Aires.

Former football players and figures from around the world have been quick to pay tribute to the former Napoli and Barcelona star, who was currently manager of Argentinian club side Gimnasia.

Argentine football association tweeted, "The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts."

Former Brazilian great Romario also expressed his sadness. He tweeted, "My friend is gone. Maradona, the legend! The Argentine who conquered the world with the ball at his feet, but also for his joy and unique personality. I have already said a few times, of the players I saw on the pitch, he was the best."

"His passage around the world brought a lot of happiness to his country and delighted us all. I will never forget the laughs we had together. Certainly, he was never an opponent. He called me Chapolin and treated me like a brother."

"A boy, gone too soon. My hug to the Argentines, to the family. What a sadness, go with God, brother!"

Argentina president Alberto Fernandez has declared that there will be three days of national mourning.

Gimnasia, the club Maradona was managing, changed their club logo on Twitter in tribute.

Brazilian great Pele, who was compared with Maradona for the G.O.A.T. debate, paid his tribute, admitting he is sad to "lose friends this way". He added: "Certainly one day we'll kick a ball together in the sky above."

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