The football world was thrown into mourning on November 25, 2020 when football legend and Argentine superstar star Diego Maradona died of a heart attack in his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The immediate cause of death reported to the media was cardiac arrest, but since then there had been multiple reports and cases suggesting many other causes of his death including manslaughter.
How did Diego Maradona die?
Initial reports suggest that Diego Maradona died after suffering cardiac arrest in his sleep having undergone emergency brain surgery a few days before for a condition that has to do with bleeding of the brain. As against the cardiac arrest reports, his cause of death was also linked to negligence and reckless care given to him by doctors and nurses supervising him at his home, all of whom were queried for homicide in the death of the legend.
Maradona's daughters new request to the Justice
The daughters of Diego Maradona, Dalma and Gianinna Maradona have made a new request to the justice in charge of investigations into their father's cause of death. The request is to question "why should he die?" and not why he died, and that those in his environment at the time of death be investigated and summoned to testify. “We wonder, not why Diego Armando Maradona died, but why he should die,” the daughters wrote in the letter to justice.
The members and staff of his household who the new letter requests be put under investigation and be summoned to testify are his ex-attorney, Matías Morla, Maradona's personal secretary, Christian Maximiliano Pomargo, the accountant, Andrea Verónica Trimarchi, the scribe Sandra Verónica Iampolsky and the nephew of ex-footballer Jonathan Esposito, all of whom lived in the house with Diego Maradona.
What has Maradona's doctor said?
The personal physician of the late Diego Maradona had his house and clinic searched by the police days after the former footballer died last year. In an emotional press conference after, the 39year old doctor denied any wrongdoings. He claimed he did "everything he could, up to the impossible." to save the life of his friend.
''If you ask me, I'm a neurosurgeon and my job ended. I was done with him. He should have gone to a rehabilitation centre. He didn't want to, he was unmanageable." Dr. Luque said. "You want to know what I am responsible for? For having loved him, for having taken care of him, for having extended his life, for having improved it to the end."