Diego Maradona autopsy: No alcohol, narcotic drugs in body at time of death

Maradona died at the age of 60 on Nov 25 2020, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery.

Leopoldo Luque, the doctor who performed the brain operation on Maradona last month, also claimed that the former Napoli and Barcelona star was a difficult patient and had kicked the doctor out of his house several times in the weeks before his death.

Earlier this month, a preliminary autopsy determined that Maradona died in his sleep of acute pulmonary edema, a build-up of fluid in the lungs, because of congestive heart failure.

The latest toxicological report detected no alcohol or illegal substances but the presence of psychotropic drugs used to treat anxiety and depression.

It also indicated that besides the heart and lungs, Maradona’s kidneys and liver were damaged.

The report also revealed that the heart of the 1986 World Cup winner weighed almost twice that of a normal heart.

Maradona had suffered a series of medical problems, some due to drugs and alcohol. He was reportedly near death in 2000 and 2004.

Diego Maradona’s autopsy has revealed that the Argentina legend had no alcohol or narcotic drugs in his body at the time of his death.

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