Diego Maradona lay dead for eight hours after dying in his sleep, say medics

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DIEGO Maradona died in his sleep and lay undiscovered for up to eight hours, a medical board will tell prosecutors.

The World Cup-winner, 60, was declared dead at 1.15pm on November 25 after a 45-minute attempt to revive him.

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Diego Maradona’s body lay undiscovered for eight hours, examiners say[/caption]

His doctor Leopoldo Luque had called for an ambulance at midday.

But experts preparing a report for prosecutors heading a manslaughter probe put the time of his death at between 4am and 6am, reports say.

The 20-strong medical board is also set to confirm his death was caused by a pre-existing heart disease that was not being treated properly.


Argentinian media claims the board will call the former Barcelona star’s care following a brain blood clot op “negligent and incompetent”.

Dr Luque is among seven people under investigation.

He denies any wrongdoing.

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Diego Maradona died on November 25, 2020 aged 60[/caption]

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