The manager and friend of Diego Armando Maradona said while the family around him “tore the hair out of each other” the legend “was exhausted and let himself die”.
After various health issues and addictions that ruined his life and career the symbol of Napoli and Argentina died on Wednesday, at the age of 60.
“There’s an investigation into Diego’s death and people now point the finger at what could’ve been done, but that’s a concept that should be extended to his entire life,” manager Stefano Ceci told Radio Kiss Kiss.
“Diego was always alone: people only ever thought about Maradona. Diego stopped being Diego when he turned 17. He was very difficult to deal with as a person because he was fragile, full of insecurities, humble, and good-natured. I have 20 years of wonderful memories.”
“Recently he was letting himself go, physically and mentally. I think he was tired and let himself die, he no longer really wanted to live.”
“The family chaos that surrounded Diego meant he never had real peace. Even now that he’s dead, they are still tearing each other’s hair out.”
“At least now he can be with those he loved the most, his mother and father. Now Diego is in peace.”
Maradona was buried next to his parents in Buenos Aires.