Hugo Hernan Maradona, the brother of Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona, has passed away suddenly at age of 52 following a cardiac arrest, reports in Italy said.
The news of Hugo Hernan Maradona’s death comes just a few weeks after the Argentine had been in Malta to conduct a training camp for young players at the Qormi FC nursery.
Hugo Maradona passed away at his home in Monte di Procida in Naples despite the intervention of paramedics who could do nothing to save his life.
Hugo Maradona’s death arrives just over one year after the passing of his more popular brother Diego Maradona who die on November 25, 2020, in Argentina.
The young brother of Diego Maradona, dubbed El Turco, started his football career at a young age he was signed by Napoli as an 18-year-old just after the Partenopei were crowned Italian champions.
He was then loaned up to Ascoli before he headed to Spain where he signed for Rayo Vallecano before spells in Austria and Japan before returning to Naples where he started to coach young players.