Diego Maradona's daughter's heartbreaking warning about father's drug addiction 12 months before death



Posted Thursday, November 26, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

Diego Maradona has passed away at 60 years old following a heart attack, following a career that was plighted by drug addiction - and his daughter Giannina raised concerns for her father 12 months ago

Diego Maradona has passed away at 60 following a suspected heart attack – and his daughter spoke out with concern for her father's health 12 months ago.

South American outlet Clarin say the 60-year-old has passed away in hospital on Wednesday.

His illustrious career, which included a 1986 World Cup win, was blighted with health issues that saw him battle an addiction to cocaine while fighting off media scrutiny following his 1997 retirement from playing.

And daughter Giannina suggested in November 2019 that Maradona's lifestyle was still having an impact on his health.

Diego Maradona's daughter's heartbreaking warning about father's drug addiction 12 months before death
Diego Maradona's daughter gave a heartbreaking warning about her father's drug addiction 12 months before his death (Image: Reuters)

Writing on her Instagram page, Maradona's daughter said: "He is not dying because his body has decided so, he is getting killed from the inside and does not realise it.

"I do not believe in the parameters of normal but that is far from the reality of what he deserves. Pray for him. Please! Thank you!”

Giannina, 30, who has a child Benjamin with former partner and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, said he was not being treated like a human being.

Diego Maradona's daughter's heartbreaking warning about father's drug addiction 12 months before death
The legendary football has died after suffering a heart attack (Image: REUTERS)

She wrote: “Do you remember there was a zoo that allowed you to take photographs with a giant lion?

"You could go inside the cage and just about ‘hug him’... They had him on pills, if not, it would be impossible to tame the beast.

"Anything similar to reality is pure coincidence.”

Giannina also shared a photo of a painting with her as a toddler holding Maradona’s hand as they walked onto the pitch.

Diego Maradona's daughter's heartbreaking warning about father's drug addiction 12 months before death
And his daughter Giannina said in November 2019 that Maradona was 'getting killed from the inside' after drug addiction (Image: AFP)

She captioned it: “Give me your hand again, I can carry you now!”

Maradona's career took the forward from Boca Juniors to Barcelona, Napoli and back to the famous South American club.

The Argentine is regarded as one of the best footballers in history, winning the 1986 World Cup with Argentina while scoring 312 club goals in nearly 600 appearances.



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