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Diego Maradona’s brother, Hugo dies of heart attack

Hugo Maradona, Diego Maradona's younger brother, has died at the age of 52.

Hugo passed away on Tuesday at his Naples home following a heart attack. Diego died of a heart attack 13 months ago, and his death comes just 13 months later.

Hugo, like his brothers Diego and Raul, began playing football at an early age and, at the age of 18, signed with Napoli, however he was quickly leased out to Ascoli.

Hugo chose to focus his energies on youth football programs rather than pursuing a career in the top flight of football.

He is survived by his wife, Paola Morra, and three children, whom he married in 2016.

Following Hugo's death, Josi Della Ragione, mayor of the municipality of Bacoli where Hugo lived, paid homage to him.

Bacoli clings to the pain of the Maradona family, for the death of dear Hugo. I hugged his wife, Paola,” Ragione told Daily Mail.

“I had the honor and the pleasure of celebrating his wedding. It was an exciting and happy day. I will remember Hugo’s simplicity. He was always among the people.

“He was always among the people, and he had become a son of the Phlegraean community. May he rest in peace.”

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