Offices of Diego Maradona’s Doctor Raided Over His Death


The authorities searched the home and offices of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor on Sunday as part of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the soccer star’s death last week.

Prosecutors requested a search warrant for the doctor, Leopoldo Luque, after collecting evidence and interviewing Mr. Maradona’s relatives, according to a statement by the prosecutor’s office in San Isidro, Buenos Aires Province. The statement did not provide more details.

It was the latest soap-operatic turn since Mr. Maradona, 60, died on Wednesday, plunging Argentina into three days of national mourning. Widely perceived as one of the game’s best players, Mr. Maradona had a rags-to-riches story which took him from a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires to global celebrity and which resonated with many Argentines.

Tens of thousands gathered in lines that were 20 blocks deep on Thursday to pay their last respects as Mr. Maradona’s body lay in state at the presidential palace.

Representatives said Mr. Maradona had died from a heart attack at his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires. The star had been plagued with medical problems and underwent brain surgery this month.


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