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    The greeting of his people at the Pibe de Oro: funeral parlor in the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires


November 26, 2020Acute heart failure, acute pulmonary edema, in a "patient with dilated cardiac disease".

These are the causes of the death of Diego Armando Maradona, according to the preliminary results of the autopsy carried out at the San Fernando hospital in Buenos Aires.

The Pibe de Oro passed away yesterday around 12 (Argentine time) yesterday in his home in Tigre, near Buenos Aires, where he was convalescing after surgery on his head a few weeks ago.

The coroners who carried out the autopsy last night released a report with the results of their work.

The death, the document reads, was attributed to "acute heart failure, in a patient with dilated myocardiopathy, chronic congestive heart failure that generated acute lung edema".

Finally, it was learned that the study carried out to determine the causes of death will be completed with toxicological analyzes that within a week will specify whether Maradona, before dying, had ingested drugs, drugs or alcohol.

The Argentine media indicated that the autopsy lasted about three hours, between 7.30 pm and 10.30 pm, and that five health workers summoned by the San Isidro Public Prosecutor's Office, led by the director of the San Isidro Forensic Medical Corps, participated. , Federico Corasaniti.

These five were joined by a sixth doctor designated by the family.

Repose of the Casa Rosada 

The body of Maradona, according to reports in the Argentine media, it came to the Casa Rosada, Argentina's presidential palace, where the funeral was staged.

And where hundreds of people are already lined up to pay homage to the 'Pibe de oro' who died yesterday.

A million people are expected.

The funeral home will only be open to the public at 6 am local time, 10 am Italian time, the presidency of the Argentine Republic announced.

Visitors will enter the building that overlooks the historic Plaza de Mayo through calle Balcarce, at number 50. "As per the family's indication - a brief official statement points out - the visiting hours will extend until 16 ( 20 Italian today). After that Maradona will be buried. At the express request of the family, the funeral will be celebrated today instead of Saturday. "We are organizing everything so that there are no gatherings and so that people remain as little time as possible in a closed place", said Argentine president Alberto Fernandez.

Argentina proclaimed three days of national mourning. 

Before the opening to the public entered the family, the ex-wife Claudia Villafañe and the daughters Dalma and Giannina and numerous football players and historical friends of the 'pibe de oro' Carlos Tevez, Martin Palermo, the members of the Argentine national team victorious in Mexico 1986, and Guillermo Coppola.

Also in the room Verónica Ojeda, with her son Dieguito Fernando.

Maradona's family did not make special requests for the manner of the ceremony, indicating only the use of an Argentine flag near or above the coffin.

There is no lack of controversy in this case too.

"Everyone goes in, except me."

Rocio Oliva, former partner of Diego Armando Maradona, was not admitted to the Casa Rosada for a private tribute to the Pibe.

Oliva, who had a 5-year relationship with Maradona, was not included in the former footballer's family.

A wing inside the presidential seat has been reserved for Maradona's relatives.

"They don't let me in and they do Diego a wrong. I'm his last wife, nobody realizes it. They tell me to come with all the people, with the crowd. Claudia (Villafane, ed) says it has nothing to do with it. , no one takes charge of the situation. It's a shame. I don't know why they are doing this to me, "the woman said. 

In Naples large writing in front of the Maschio Angioino

In large letters, in the center of Naples, another sign of the city's gratitude to Diego Armando Maradona. On the construction site in front of the Maschio Angioino a large sign appeared this morning. 'You represent the city that will never forget you'. Other tributes, on banners and placards, in other areas also of the Neapolitan province remember the number 10 and mourn its disappearance. The mayor Luigi de Magistris proclaimed the city mourning and announced that the San Paolo stadium will be named after him. "The stadium will be called Diego Armando Maradona. The people want it, yesterday it was a unanimous voice. Diego has the ability to unite all the Neapolitans," said the mayor. "Naples and Maradona, the humility, the strength, the extraordinary power of our city that in some moments has to cling to a point of reference" underlined De Magistris, recalling that the Argentine footballer "was great not only through the ball but also for his ability to intercept a popular sentiment, a man who knew what suffering was. He interpreted the thirst for justice. His life was South, redemption, pride. Naples seemed to never reach the Olympus of football , thanks to him it happened ".