Cramped makeshift bedroom in rented house where Diego Maradona spent final days

This is the cramped makeshift bedroom in which Diego Maradona died after being unable to climb the stairs in his luxurious home.

The football legend would sleep in a bedroom with bathroom on the upper floor of the rented building.

But the ground floor games room had to be converted, with a wardrobe dragged over a doorway for privacy, as he recovered from brain surgery.

Maradona, who died of heart failure last Wednesday at the age of 60, had used a portable orthopedic toilet in the house on the gated estate of San Andres, north of Buenos Aires.



The lawyer for one of the nurses who cared for Diego claimed on Tuesday that he had hit his head in a fall last week but had not been taken to hospital for check-ups.

Prosecutors, probing whether the death of the Argentine legend could have been avoided, searched the home and office of his personal physician Leopoldo Luque on Sunday.

He insisted, “If I’m responsible for anything when it comes to Diego, it was loving him, caring … improving his life to the end and prolonging it.”



Cramped makeshift bedroom in rented house where Diego Maradona spent final days

Maradona’s daughters Jana, Dalma and Gianinna reportedly pointed the finger at Dr. Luque during statements to investigators.

Diego had reportedly been given a cocktail of medications, including antidepressants and antipsychotics. Experts say the drug mixture could have put a strain on his heart. A major focus of the prosecution investigation is whether the home care where he died was appropriate.

Mario Baudry, the current boyfriend of Maradona’s ex-partner Veronica Ojeda, claimed the World Cup winner’s death was “avoidable”.

He added: “The Monday before he died, Diego told Veronica he wanted to see her and she went to the house.

“There was no doctor around.”

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