Football icon Diego Maradona’s death is linked to cocaine, a bombshell medical report claims

FOOTBALL great Diego Maradona’s death is linked to cocaine, a medical report suggests.

The World Cup winner’s fatal heart attack in November 2020 came on suddenly and may have been brought on by a “toxic substance”, it says.

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The troubled genius in action for Argentina in 1994Getty Images – Getty

Maradona, who was recovering from a brain op, had a long-standing cocaine addiction.

It casts new light on the criminal case against eight doctors and nurses about to go on trial over how they cared for Maradona in his final hours.

They are accused of leaving the 60-year-old in agony for hours as his condition worsened.

The eight, who include his psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, face 25 years in jail if convicted.

Mr Cosachov’s lawyer said: “There could have been two causes: one natural and the other, a product of the ingestion of a toxic substance.”

Maradona died aged 60 on November 25, 2020, at a rented property near Buenos Aires following brain surgery two weeks earlier.

The death of Argentina’s greatest ever player stunned the country.

Within days of the legend’s death his family and legions of fans were demanding answers.

Cops raided his doctors’ homes and offices and a panel of 20 medical experts was appointed to investigate his death.

More than 200 witnesses will give evidence at the trial in Buenos Aires which is expected to last several months.

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