He suffered two heart attacks in the last 20 years and contracted hepatitis, Maradona’s precaution after a bodyguard displaying coronavirus symptoms earlier this week is understandable.
A life of excesses with cocaine and alcohol have taken their toll on the mercurial talent’s health.
“It was impossible that this lad would turn out well,” said former international and Boca Juniors team-mate Hugo Perotti said earlier this year.
Perotti was referring to Maradona’s early fame that set him on a path to brilliance, glory but also excess and almost tragedy.
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