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Maradona’s brother Hugo dies of cardiac arrest at 52

[Hugo Maradona (right), pictured alongside brother Diego in 1986. Photo/courtesy]

Hugo Maradona, the little brother of Argentine legend Diego Maradona, has died of a heart attack at the age of 52.

Hugo, who was also a professional footballer, died at his home near Naples, the city in which Diego played at his peak from 1984 to 1991.

[Hugo pictured with his older brother Diego Maradona. Photo/courtesy]
It comes just a year after the Argentine legend passed away in Argentina last November.

Diego died aged 60 after a string of health problems.

Hugo was also a pro footballer and started playing at a very young age.

He even signed for Napoli – where his brother was a legend – at the age of 18, although he was soon loaned out to Ascoli.

The midfielder also played for Rayo Vallecano and Rapid Vienna in his career.

Hugo underwent routine surgery in 2018 following a hospital check-up.

In a nomadic career, Hugo played in Italy, Spain, Japan and Argentina.

But the Argentine suffered a cardiac arrest and died on Tuesday morning, according to Italian outlet Fanpage.

Earlier this year, Hugo announced he would run for election in Naples.