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Diego Maradona lying in honor at Argentina's presidential palace

November 26, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Diego Maradona is lying in honor for public viewing at Argentina's presidential palace, Casa Rosada, following his death aged 60.

(CNN)Diego Maradona is lying in honor for public viewing at Argentina's presidential palace, Casa Rosada, following his death aged 60.

President Alberto Fernandez has already declared three days of mourning to honor Maradona -- a national hero in Argentina widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time.

Maradona died from heart failure, a source from the Argentinian Justice Ministry present at the time of the autopsy told CNN en Espanol on Wednesday.

According to a press release from the attorney investigating the death, Maradona's nephew Jonatan Espósito was the last person to see him alive on Tuesday.

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At 11:30 a. m. on Wednesday, a personal psychologist -- Carlos Díaz -- and Maradona's psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov found the former footballer unresponsive, at which point his nephew and assistant were called to try and wake him, according to the release.

Later on, the ambulances arrived along with the clinical doctor of the medical provider.

Tributes have been paid by footballers past and present following Maradona's death.

Argentine star Lionel Messi, seen by many as a modern-day Maradona, said he "keep(s) all the beautiful moments lived with him," while Cristiano Ronaldo bid goodbye to an "eternal genius" and "unparalleled magician. "

During his time in Naples, a city where he has achieved God-like status, Maradona came into contact with the Camorra -- the Neapolitan mafia -- and struggled with addiction.

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