Diego Maradona's personal physician, Leopoldo Luque, was officially charged on Sunday for possible negligence that led to the legendary footballer's death.

At the same time, his home and office would have been searched, various Argentinian media report Sunday.

In recent months, Luque has been responsible for the health of Maradona, who died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday at the age of sixty.

The legendary footballer had to undergo emergency surgery in early November because of a blood clot in his brain.

For this, he was treated by Luque in a hospital near the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires.

Luque then supported the footballer in his recovery at his home in Tigre.

The house search at the doctor is part of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the former football player.

According to eyewitnesses, there would have been an argument between him and Luque during Maradona's recovery.

Doctor Luque (l) supported Maradona in his recovery in his home in Tigre, a suburb of Buenos Aires.

(Photo: ANP)

Daughters appoint doctors as responsible

Maradona's daughters, Dalma, Gianinna and Jana, pointed to Luque on Saturday as the person responsible for their father's death.

According to them, there was carelessness.

Argentinian media write that the doctor will soon have to answer to a court on suspicion of medical negligence.

'Fluffy' is considered one of the best football players of all time.

The former attacker led Argentina to the world title in 1986.

He has now been interred in the family grave where his parents are, at Bella Vista Cemetery, just outside Buenos Aires.