Diego Maradona’s brother Hugo dies aged 52 after suffering cardiac arrest

Diego Maradona's brother Hugo has died at the age of 52, just over a year on from the passing of the Argentina legend.

Diego died last November at the age of 60 with younger brother Hugo having passed away following a cardiac arrest.

Hugo was also a professional footballer and played for the likes of Rayo Vallecano and Rapid Vienna.

Italian outlet Fanpage report that Hugo suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning and died at home in Naples.

Hugo Maradona had undergone routine surgery in 2018 following a check-up at hospital.

Diego Maradona also died following a cardiac arrest with the 1986 World Cup winner passing away in his sleep last November.

Hugo had announced earlier this year that he would be a candidate in the next elections in Naples, where the Maradona family are adored.

He had also hit out at those discussing the death of brother Diego, saying: “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 an 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.

Don't miss a thing with our football updates!

Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?

Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!

From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox – don't miss a thing.

How do you sign up?

It only takes a matter of seconds.

Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.

And that's it, job done. You'll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.

You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.

"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."

Source: Read Full Article