Argentine football legend Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on Wednesday after a heart attack, to leave the world of sport mourning the loss of one of the greatest sportspersons to ever play the game.

Maradona helped Argentina win the 1986 World Cup and displayed some of the finest football the world has ever seen.

Regarded as one of the greatest footballers ever, Maradona remained a controversial figure off the field in the later part of his life.

He became a global icon after leading Argentina to the 1986 and made little attempt to hide his fiery personality and many vices. He was a world-beating player whose life and career was a rollercoaster ride.

“I am black or white, I’ll never be grey in my life,” he once said.

With the news of his passing breaking in, here’s how Twitter reacted to the news.

Translation: A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not go away, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP
There are no words to describe this moment, absolute sadness. For me you will be eternal. I adore you forever friend
Translation: Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.
Today the world of sports in general and football in particular has a void. #Maradona was one of the greatest athletes in history. What he did in football remains. My sincere and condolences to his family, the world of football and all of Argentina

Diego Maradona had a huge following in India as well, a fan following that is as crazy as any of the modern day footballer has.