Police Raid Maradona’s Doctor In Investigation Of Soccer Star’s Death


Police in Argentina raided the home and office of soccer legend Diego Maradona’s doctor over the weekend, less than a week after the star died of a heart attack and amid an investigation into his death at age 60.

Leopoldo Luque, the personal physician of Diego Maradona, leaves the Ipensa clinic where Maradona … [+] was admitted in November.

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A judge gave prosecutors a warrant to search Dr. Leopoldo Luque’s house and clinic in San Isidro, a wealthy community northeast of Buenos Aires, on Sunday, according to Reuters.

A statement from the prosecutors said the move was deemed imperative based on statements from Maradona’s immediate family members, but offered no other explanation for the investigation.

Argentinian media outlets, citing anonymous sources, have reported authorities are looking into the possibility of charges related to “culpable homicide,” or involuntary manslaughter, according to translations by Deutsche Welle

Maradona’s three daughters “are said to have demanded to know what medication their father was on,” according to the BBC.

Luque oversaw Maradona’s surgery to remove a blood clot in his head in November and continued to monitor the soccer star’s health as he was treated for alcohol dependence after.

Key Background

The news of Maradona’s passing on Wednesday sent shockwaves around the world, as millions mourned the death of one of the greatest soccer players of all time. Nowhere was the grief more acute than

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