Another blow to the family of Diego Maradona. Almost a year after the death of ‘Pelusa’, this Tuesday they confirmed from southern Italy that Hugo Maradona, the younger brother of the ‘Ten’, died as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrest in the area of Flegrean, Monte di Procida (Naples).
The news immediately shocked the world of football and the clubs (Napoli, Argentinos Juniors and Argentina) that Hugo defended in his professional stage regretted what happened. Expressions from the family also arrived and the daughters of the world champion, Dalma and Gianinna, dedicated words to their uncle.
Without a doubt, Gianinna has been one of the hardest hit, as the ‘Turk’ was also her godfather. “Always far but close, you abandoned me before leaving earth, but I would have liked to give you one more hug. Feel you. Have a good trip, godfather. Hold it tight for me. Happy reunion! I love them!“he wrote on social media.
Along the same lines, one of the former Barcelona heiresses recalled some moments that she lived with Hugo. “The smallest of the three, my godfather, the most rebellious, the one who always lived far away. To which I went to see Japan as a gift because I played there … I keep forever our complicity and laughter, our clutches and head-on talks”, closed in the heartfelt letter.
His brother, Dalma, also mourned the death of the youngest of the Maradona brothers. She uploaded a story on Instagram with Hugo’s face. “RIP (Rest in peace)”, he wrote and at the bottom he mentioned his cousins and sent them a lot of force for the loss: “Infinite hug Nicole, Thiago and Meli”.
Argentinos Juniors dedicated a publication to ‘Turco’ and added a photo of him celebrating for a conquest obtained. “We regret to report the death of Hugo Maradona, Diego’s brother and former player of our Institution. Our condolences to the family and loved ones “, they point out on Twitter from La Paternal.
For its part, Napoli, where Diego is an absolute idol, also left a post. “President Aurelio De Laurentiis, Vice President Edoardo De Laurentiis, managers, the coaching staff, the team and the entire SSC Napoli gather around the Maradona family and join in the pain of Hugo’s death”.
Finally, the top football entity in Argentina was not far behind. “The AFA, through its President Claudio Tapia, regrets the death of Hugo Maradona, former footballer and member of the eternal Maradona family, and sends its warmest embrace to his loved ones”, indicates the message on social media.
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