Diego Maradona death – Heartbroken fans line streets as footie legend’s coffin is taken to his funeral

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

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 on Wednesday 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.”

Turbulent details about his family life have since emerged, with his former lover Rocio Oliva in tears claiming she was banned from Maradona’s wake by his ex-wife Claudia Villafane.

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