Diego Maradona dead: Football legend dies of heart attack just two weeks after hospital release | Daily Mail Online Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest. The football legend had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain. Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an illustrious career. R.I.P. Sorry the the typo in title. Will request admins to fix it.