Alberto Fernandez, the president of Argentina, declared three days of official mourning at the passing away of the nation's football legend Diego Maradona.
Maradona, aged 60, died following a cardiac arrest at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
As tributes poured in for the legend from all around the globe, Argentina President Fernandez declared three days of national mourning.
Nos llevaste a lo más alto del mundo. Nos hiciste inmensamente felices. Fuiste el más grande de todos.
Gracias por haber existido, Diego. Te vamos a extrañar toda la vida. pic.twitter.com/pAf38sRlGC; Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) November 25, 2020
Fernandez also shared an emotional post on his Twitter account with a picture of himself embracing Maradona, writing: "You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all.
"Thanks for having existed, Diego. We will miss you for life."