Hugo Maradona, younger brother of football legend Diego Maradona, died at the age of 52 in Naples, Italian football club Napoli confirmed Tuesday.
His death comes just a year after his older brother passed away at the age of 60.
"Hugo Maradona has died," Napoli said in a brief statement on its website, confirming reports in the Italian press the former footballer had suffered a heart attack.
The club said Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis and the team "come together around Maradona's family and unite with them in the pain of Hugo's death."
A former Argentine youth international midfielder, Hugo Maradona played in Italy, Austria, Spain, Argentina and Japan, before returning to Italy to settle there permanently and had a brief coaching career with amateur clubs in Naples.
Maradona, who had three children, recently ran on a right-wing list in municipal elections, which the left ultimately won.
Hugo Maradona was signed by Napoli in 1987 – joining Diego – before being loaned to Ascoli.
On Sept. 20 of the same year, the two brothers played against each other with Diego's Napoli coming out on top 2-1.
Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, passed away in November 2020.
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