Diego Maradona died at the age of 60. Numerous stars say goodbye to him on Instagram.
Diego Maradona is dead. The Argentine sports icon died of a heart attack at the age of 60. The soccer world mourns the loss of one of the best soccer players of all time. In the Champions League games this Wednesday (November 25), the Argentine national hero was remembered with a minute’s silence. In his homeland, a three-day state mourning was declared. Stars from sport, politics and show business said goodbye to Maradona on social media.
Lionel Messi: “Diego is immortal”
“A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He’s leaving us, but not going because Diego is immortal,” wrote Lionel Messi (33), who is often considered his successor. in an Instagram post. In addition, he published joint pictures of the two and added to his text: “I will keep all the nice moments with him and express my condolences to his family and friends.”
Pelé has lost “a great friend”
“What sad news. I’ve lost a great friend and the world has lost a legend. There is still a lot to be said, but may God give family members some strength for the time being. One day I hope that we can play soccer in heaven together” wrote the Brazilian football legend Pelé on twitter.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Farewell to an “eternal genius”
“Today I’m saying goodbye to a friend and the world is saying goodbye to an eternal genius,” writes Portugal’s football star Cristiano Ronaldo (35) to a picture with the Argentine. “One of the best ever. An unprecedented wizard. He leaves too early but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.”
David Beckham recalls meeting the “genius”
The former English professional footballer David Beckham (45) also volunteered on Instagram to say: “A sad day for Argentina and a sad day for football, when we celebrate the wonderful thing that this man has given us. Someone who played with passion, spirit and nothing less than pure genius.” Beckham writes about the picture in which the two men are hugging deeply that he was really happy to meet Diego. “We’ll all miss him.”
Ricky Martin will miss his friend
Singer Ricky Martin (48) also posted an intimate picture with the late football legend and writes: “Fly up my friend. We will miss you.”
Heiko Maas: “A great legend of football”
In Germany, too, the news of Maradona’s death reacted sadly, not only in the sports world. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (54) tweeted: “Argentina and the whole world are losing a football genius. Maradona was the hand and often the foot of God. He has won great titles and suffered heavy defeats. He will remain a great football legend forever.”