A new documentary will investigate Diego Maradona’s cause of death.
‘What Killed Maradona?’ will take a look at the legendary Argentine footballer’s sad passing earlier this year and will feature testimonies from those who knew him best including the likes of Jon Smith, football’s original ‘super-agent’, who represented Maradona. Fernando Signorini, his former trainer, and Giuseppe Bruscolotti, former captain of Napoli and teammate, will also feature.
It comes after it was revealed Maradona died from heart failure.
The legendary footballer passed away on November 25 from heart failure which caused a pulmonary edema but it has also been revealed that he was suffering from major heart, liver and kidney problems at the time of his passing. Whilst no alcohol or illegal drugs were found in his system, the post mortem revealed Diego was on prescription drugs including Quetiapine, Venlafaxine and Levetiracetam.
Maradona was known as one of the greatest football players of all time, and achieved sporting greatness when he captained Argentina to victory at the 1986 World Cup. Argentina’s World Cup win was preceded by a 2-1 quarter-final victory over England, where Maradona scored one of the most talked about goals of all time, in the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal. His club level successes with Napoli were so great that the club even retired his number 10 shirt in 2000, in honour of the legendary goal scorer.
‘What Killed Maradona?’ will be available to stream in the UK on discovery+ from December 26, 2020.