Diego Maradona’s younger brother- Hugo dies at 52


File image of Diego Maradona (left) and Hugo Maradona (right) 

Diego Maradona’s younger brother and a former soccer player- Hugo Maradona has died at the age of 52. 

Italian club Napoli announced the death on Tuesday. No cause of death was provided.

The younger Maradona was purchased by Napoli in 1987 on Diego’s urging and loaned to Ascoli. He also played for Rayo Vallecano, Rapid Vienna and several other clubs around the world. He lived in the Naples area.

Hugo’s death comes 13 months after Diego Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60 after having brain surgery two weeks earlier.

“The thoughts of club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, vice president Edoardo De Laurentiis, officials, coaching staff, the players and the whole SSC Napoli family are with the Maradona family after the sad passing of Hugo,” Napoli said.

– With inputs from AP

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