Diego Maradona’s last words before his death has been revealed, as Argentina mourns the demise of a football icon.
The 60-year-old and greatest footballer of his generation suffered a cardiac arrest at a home in Tigre, Argentina, which led to his death on the 25th of November 2020.
Maradona had been recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the brain.
Speaking on 2 November, Maradona’s doctor, Leopoldo Luque, told reporters the procedure was a ‘routine surgery’.
He added: “We are going to operate today. He is lucid, he understands, he agrees with the intervention.”
Since news of his passing was reported, there has been an outpouring of emotion, with people sending their condolences to his family and sharing their memories of watching him play.
According to the football legend’s family, Maradona’s last words before he died were: “I don’t feel well.”
According to his nephew, Johnny Esposito, the football icon complained he didn’t feel well after having breakfast on Wednesday and said he was going to lie down again.
Johnny described how Maradona had awoken in the morning looking pale and complaining of feeling cold.
He went back to bed after a quick breakfast where he is said to have pronounced his last words: ‘Me siento mal’ – English for ‘I don’t feel well.’
When he lied down, he developed a heart attack, which led to his death.