Maradona died of "natural causes," says Argentinian prosecutor

2020-11-26 02:08:14 GMT2020-11-26 10:08:14(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Diego Maradona's body did not show "any sign of violence" and everything indicates that he died of "natural causes," the prosecutor general of the Argentinian town of San Isidro, John Broyad, said on Wednesday.

According to Broyad, Maradona passed away "around 12:00" local time (1500 GMT) Wednesday at his home in the neighborhood of San Andres, on the northern outskirts of the capital Buenos Aires.

In statements to the press, Broyad said that "at 16:00 (local time) the work of the Forensics Police began" on the body of the former footballer.

"No signs of criminality were evident, no signs of violence," said the prosecutor.

In addition, he reported that an autopsy would be carried out at the morgue of San Fernando Hospital, to "reliably determine the causes of death."

The 60-year-old Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata coach died of a heart attack following brain surgery due to a stroke in early November.