Diego Maradona’s coffin arrives at the presidential palace in Argentina today
Diego Maradona’s body arrived at the presidential palace in Argentina today as a grieving country prepares
to pay its last respects to the flawed football genius who died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60.
As a crowd of weeping fans gathered outside, Maradona’s coffin was lifted out of an ambulance and brought
into the palace where it will lie in state in a three-day spectacle of national mourning.
The Argentina icon, who was the manager of Argentinian club side Gimnasia, An autopsy report leaked
to Argentine media said he died in his sleep after suffering heart failure, only two weeks after leaving hospital
following surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
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Medics also detected dilated cardiomyopathy, a medical condition in which the heart muscle becomes
weakened and enlarged and cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body.
His nephew, Johnny Esposito was the last person to see him alive, according to the report, before doctors
who had an appointment to see him went to his estate on Wednesday and found him unresponsive.
His last words before he died were: “I don’t feel well.”
Esposito said Maradona complained that he didn’t feel well after having breakfast on Wednesday before
returning to bed in the Buenos Aires mansion.
As a crowd of weeping fans gathered outside the presidential palace on Thursday morning, Maradona’s coffin
was lifted out of an ambulance and brought into the palace where it will lie in state for three-day national
mourning declared by the Argentinian president Alberto Fernandez.