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Maradona has died, and left behind a recently adopted puppy

Maradona with fist in the air dog-sad
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On November 25th, 2020, Diego Armando Maradona tragically passed away, leaving millions of fans sad and inconsolable.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 26/11/2020, 09:15, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:24

It seems that 2020 won’t give us any respite. Just a few days after being discharged from the Buenos Aires Hospital where he had recieved surgery due to a blot clot in the brain, Diego Armano Maradona went into cardiac arrest, and died.

Though this is probably linked to the life of excess he lived for most of his life, the champion will be remembered mainly for winning two league titles and the World Cup in 1986 with Argentina.

A Wamiz goodbye

The champion turned 60 just under a month ago. He leaves behind a large and bereaved family, but also his beloved four-legged companion.

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Indeed, Maradona adopted a tiny French Bulldog puppy, which he named Lola, just a few months prior to his passing. He loved to spend time with his special girl, and we can only imagine the loss little Lola feels today as her dad fails to come home.


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Animal activist

Throughout his eventful life, Diego has always been very close to animals. Many witnesses have said that he never hesitated to feed a stray dog whose path he’d cross in the streets.

Diego’s relationships with our furry friends were not always rosy though. In 2010, he was bitten on the lip by his girlfriend’s dog. Despite this, his love and compassion for animals didn’t wane.

Thank you for all the dreams and inspiration, Maradona. All kings must fall, but they are never forgotten.

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