Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona’s father "Don Diego" passed away yesterday, local media reported, with the 87-year-old failing to recover from long-standing coronary and respiratory difficulties.
Diego Maradona (right) with his father Don Diego. Pic/AFP
Argentina World Cup winner Diego Maradona had been at his father's side in a Buenos Aires hospital since flying in from his Dubai home on June 2. "Don Diego", a popular figure throughout Argentina, had been admitted to the private clinic in the country’s capital for the third time in the last year. Maradona’s mother "Tota" passed away in 2011.