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29/11/2020 15:47 GMT | Updated 29/11/2020 16:41 GMT

Officials Investigating Death Of Football Legend Diego Maradona

A search of properties belonging to Maradona's personal doctor was ordered by officials on Sunday, a local prosecutor’s office said.

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FILE PHOTO: People walk past a graffiti of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Justice officials in Argentina are investigating the death of football legend Diego Maradona, Reuters reported. 

A search of properties belonging to his personal doctor was ordered by officials on Sunday, a local prosecutor’s office said according to the news agency. 

Maradona died at age 60 of a heart attack on Wednesday.

The search order was requested by prosecutors in the affluent Buenos Aires suburb San Isidro and signed by a local judge, according to a statement issued by the prosecutor’s office.

“Yesterday (Saturday) the investigation and substantiation of evidence continued with the taking of statements from people including direct relatives of the deceased,” it said.

“By virtue of the evidence that was collected, it was considered necessary to request searches at the home and office of doctor Leopoldo Luque,” the prosecutor’s office said in the statement.

The prosecutor’s office provided no information on what prompted the investigation.