The younger brother of Diego Maradona, Hugo, died this Tuesday, December 28 in Naples at the age of 52, a little more than a year after the disappearance of the Argentine genius, announced the club of Naples on its website.
“Hugo Maradona is dead,” Napoli said in a brief statement, confirming information from the Italian media that he succumbed to a heart attack.
È scomparso Hugo Maradona. Il cordoglio del club.https: //t.co/rTvQzxdjKG
– Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) December 28, 2021
The president of the club, Aurelio De Laurentiis, and the team “gather around Maradona’s family and unite with her in the pain caused by Hugo’s disappearance”, adds the text.
Football and politics
A former player, he had played in Italy, Austria, Spain, Argentina and Japan, before returning to Italy to settle there permanently and embrace a brief coaching career with amateur clubs in Naples.
He recently ran on a right-wing list in municipal elections, which the left ultimately won.