Argentine legend Diego Maradona died on Nov. 25, aged 60, at his home following a cardiac arrest.
Diego Maradona's lawyer Matias Morla told CNN that the star had died of cardiac arrest in his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to a source close to the soccer star, Maradona's family has authorized an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death, as per CNN. The official autopsy results have yet to be released.
In 2004, Maradona was hospitalized with heart and respiratory problems with drug addiction. He had undergone two gastric bypass operations to control his weight and received treatment for alcohol abuse. Maradona has hospitalized again in early 2007 for acute hepatitis that his doctor blamed on excessive drinking and eating.