Genius, Legend, Addict A life of ups and downs For decades, drugs kept him going but ruined his life off the field

Diego Maradona rose from street kid to become a soccer god But he never saw his later years and died at the age of only 60 The cause of death was cited as heart failure but what really killed Diego Maradona?

What killed Maradona after his untimely death? Puts together the extraordinary life of a man who was addicted to drugs off the field but also relied on a cocktail of medicinal products to keep his world best performance on the field.It also shows how this deadly lifestyle that began when Maradona was a child was, eventually became the perfect recipe for his death

Maradona’s story is a story of genius and trauma, from the humble beginnings in a shanty city in Buenos Aires, where he played soccer with friends for hours, to a world-famous and celebrated soccer superstar

But his poverty stricken childhood put him at a disadvantage and despite his amazing talent on the field during his junior career, Maradona received treatments to build his body that had been handicapped due to his impoverished background in his younger years was of constant medical intervention embossed

As a foretaste of the controversy that would later engulf his life, Maradona’s infamous “Hand of God” target against England came as he led his country to victory at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico as well as a place in Mexico in the final, four Years later he broke the world transfer record at Italian club Napoli for £ 69m, but as Maradona’s income rose so did pressure to support a growing number of field addicts, as did the intense fame and admiration of his fans as he showed signs of alcohol- and cocaine addiction as well as prescription drugs

A preliminary autopsy, widely reported in the Argentine media, shows pulmonary edema caused by heart failure However, the lifelong stress, addiction and abuse of his body has led him there

Issac John, Digital Head of APAC – Discovery, said, “At Discovery Plus it has been our constant aim to bring immersive sports stories to sports fans that highlight both the hardships and fame of peak and success not so often over Aspects of Fame Spoken “What Killed Maradona?” is one of those stories that presents the grayer shades of a legend whose play inspired the dreams of many of today’s superstars in the world’s most popular football game ”

With testimonials from those who knew him best, including Jon Smith’s original “super agent” representing Maradona; Fernando Signorini Maradona’s former coach and Giuseppe Bruscolotti, former captain of Napoli and team-mate of Maradona, What Killed Maradona? shows how this deadly lifestyle, which began when Maradona was a child, eventually led to his premature death

Broadcast solely on discovery What killed Maradona? is a celebration of the amazing talent of a flawed football icon and the influences that ultimately led to his death

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