Late football legend, Maradona’s younger brother dies of heart attack at age 52.
Hugo Maradona, Argentine football legend Diego’s younger brother, died of a heart attack at the age of 52.
Hugo was fatally attacked at 11.50 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Naples, where Diego played at the pinnacle of his career and where Hugo played as a junior.
The club said Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and the team ‘come together around Maradona’s family and unite with them in the pain of Hugo’s death’.
It comes barely 13 months after Diego Maradona, Argentina’s world cup hero and one of the game’s greatest of all time, died in Argentina in November 2020 at the age of 60 due to a cardiac arrest.