Diego Maradona's death may trigger family inheritance battle

Angered over a dispute with his daughter Giannina last year, Diego Maradona threatened to donate all his wealth, including properties, luxury cars and sponsorship contracts, to charity.

Diego Maradona’s tormented private life, with its tangled relationships and paternity suits, suggests distributing his inheritance will be a complex task for lawyers bracing for claims from a slew of children — those he recognized and those he didn’t.

“There’s going to be a big fight. He didn’t leave a will,” according to a source close to the family who declined to be named.

Maradona made and wasted millions over his years at the pinnacle of his fame with Barcelona, Napoli and Argentina, and he also made some shrewd investments. Some reports circulating since his death estimate his estate at around $90 million.

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