Doctor’s office is searched in investigation into Diego Maradona’s death

Police guard the entrance to Dr. Leopoldo Luque's practice.
Police guard the entrance to Dr. Leopoldo Luque’s practice in Buenos Aires on Sunday. Luque was Diego Maradona’s personal doctor.
(Leo La Valle / Associated Press)

Argentine police searched the home and office of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor on Sunday as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star, which caused a wave of grief across the country.

Reporters saw several police officers stationed at the door of the offices of neurologist Dr. Leopoldo Luque in Buenos Aires’ Belgrano neighborhood.

Court investigators have been taking declarations from Maradona’s relatives, according to a statement from the San Isidro prosecutor’s office, which is overseeing an investigation into the medical attention Maradona received prior to his death on Wednesday.


It said investigators were trying to secure Maradona’s medical records.

Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people following a vigil at the presidential palace where tens of thousands of weeping fans lined up to file past his coffin.

Maradona died after suffering a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he had been recovering from a brain operation Nov. 3. He had suffered from a long series of medical issues, some related to overindulgence in drugs and alcohol.