We reported yesterday, November 24 that Argentinian football legend, Diego Maradona died from a heart attack just days after turning 60.

He died at home, his lawyer said, just two weeks after having surgery on a blot clot in his brain.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time on the pitch, his life off the pitch was equally notorious – amid battles with drug and alcohol addiction.


Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal.

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His demised is one of many deaths of celebrities this which hit hard at the core of fans.

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This year alone has taken the likes of Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Connery, Pop Smoke and now Maradona, to mention a few.

Social media users have taken to Twitter to eulogize the stars who they say left the realms of earth in a year that has been unfair to mankind.

Read some memorable posts below:

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