The ‘Hand of God‘ laid to rest: Maradona saw both heaven and hell

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The ‘Hand of God‘ laid to rest: Maradona saw both heaven and hell

OBITUARY | There was never a dull moment as Diego Maradona’s off the pitch antics overshadowed his genius

Andrew Downie, Simon Gardner, Rex Gowar and Fiona Ortiz

World soccer great Diego Armando Maradona, who died on Wednesday less than a month after his 60th birthday, was worshipped like a god for his genius with the ball, but his demons almost destroyed him.    

Maradona died after suffering a heart attack at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.

Rising to stardom from a grimy Buenos Aires slum to lead Argentina to World Cup victory, Maradona was a rags-to-riches story in his soccer-mad homeland and gained the iconic status of fellow Argentines Che Guevara and Evita Peron...

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