DIEGO MARADONA’S younger brother Hugo has died aged 52.
The icon’s sibling had a cardiac arrest at his home in Naples.
Diego Maradona’s younger brother Hugo has died aged 52 after suffering a cardiac arrestCredit: Getty
It comes just a year after the Argentine legend passed away in Argentina last November.
Diego died aged 60 after a string of health problems.
Hugo was also a pro footballer.
He played for Rayo Vallecano and Rapid Vienna in his career.
The Argentine suffered a cardiac arrest and died on Tuesday morning, according to Italian outlet Fanpage.
Hugo underwent routine surgery in 2018 following a hospital check-up.
Earlier this year, Hugo announced he would run for election in Naples.
The Maradona family are adored there after Diego’s historic career with Napoli.
And the younger Maradona also lashed out at those discussing his brother’s death.
He said: “My other brother and sisters suffer because of all these people who go out and talk about Diego.
“We have always been with him and we have never seen these people.
“I hope there are no social networks in heaven and that Diego rests in peace.
“Our family wants justice, but so many people talk about what happened that they confuse the people who loved Diego.
“Everyone claims to have been his friends. Why weren’t they with him then? This is the amazing thing.
“Everyone who talks about him on TV makes me angry, but not his daughters.
“The others are just looking for six months of fame.
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“I found out about Diego’s death from my daughter. When I went outside that day before I found out, everyone was looking at me strangely.
“When I got home, my daughter called me and said that her uncle had died. I don’t know how I got home then.
“My brother worked miracles on the field, he was an alien.”
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