Mumbai: What Killed Maradona? is a celebration of the astonishing talent of a flawed football icon, and the influences that ultimately led to his demise. The series will air exclusively on discovery+ from 14th January, 2021.
Diego Maradona rose from street urchin to become a footballing God. But he was never to see out his later years, dying at just 60 years old.
A preliminary autopsy, widely reported by Argentine media, reveals pulmonary oedema caused by heart failure, but the lifetime of pressure, addiction and abuse of his body have all helped lead him there.
Issac John, Digital Head, APAC – Discovery, said, “At Discovery Plus, it’s been our constant endeavour to make the sports fan experience immersive sports stories that showcase both the hardships and glories of being at the pinnacle as well as the not-so-often talked about aspects of stardom. “What Killed Maradona?” is one of those stories that presents the greyer shades of a legend whose game inspired the dreams of many of today’s superstars in the world’s favourite sport of football.”
With testimonies from those who knew him best including Jon Smith football’s original ‘super-agent’, who represented Maradona; Fernando Signorini Maradona’s former trainer, and Giuseppe Bruscolotti former captain of Napoli and teammate of Maradona, What Killed Maradona? reveals how this lethal lifestyle, that began when Maradona was just a child, eventually led to his untimely demise.
What Killed Maradona? will be available to stream on discovery+ from 14th January, 2021.