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Diego Maradona wearing a grey suit, white shirt and blue tie. He smiles. Behind him is a screen showing the "Maradona" movie.

RONALDO, MESSI, BECKHAM & MORE REMEMBER SOCCER LEGEND DIEGO MARADONA

The world is remembering Diego Maradona who has died at the age of 60.

The colourful soccer star who was considered by many as the greatest player in the world, suffered a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires.

He was a joint winner of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century Award with Brazilian star Pelé, won club titles for Argentina and Italy and took his national side to a World Cup win in 1986.

He meant so much to the people of Argentina that the country’s President Alberto Fernandez has announced three days of national mourning.

But he also meant so much to people all over the world, including these soccer stars and celebs:

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Pelé describes him as a “friend” and “legend.”

In a post on Instagram, he writes: “One day, I hope we will play soccer together in the sky.”

 

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Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo describes him as “an eternal genius.”

“One of the best ever. An unmatched magician. Left too soon but leaves a boundless legacy and a void that will never be filled.”

 

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi says it’s  “a very sad day for all Argentines and football.”

In a post on Instagram Messi writes, “he leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal.”

 

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English star David Beckham says Diego was “someone that played with passion, spirit and was nothing less than a pure genius.”

He writes, “I was so excited to meet Diego and we will all miss him.”

 

Ivorian soccer star Didier Drogba writes “RIP Idol”:

 

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt shared his condolences: “RIP to legend Maradona.”

 

Hollywood star Antonio Banderas writes about feeling “sadness over the death of someone who was lucky enough to make millions of people happy around the planet by doing something as simple as playing football.”

 

Tennis star Juan del Potro says “it’s one of those days we never want to come. The whole world is sad. Today you return to Heaven, the place where you belong. For me, you’ll never die, mate. You will always be in my heart.”

 

And singer Noel Gallagher shared this bit of gold on Twitter:

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