Argentina’s legendary football player Diego Maradona did not have alcohol or any illegal drugs circulating through his blood when he died of heart failure last month, an autopsy found.
While the analysis done by the scientific police yielded negative results for alcohol and drugs, it gave positive for “venlafaxine, quetiapine, levetiracetam and naltrexone,” Argentinean national news agency Telam reported Tuesday.
Research sources indicated that some of those psychotropic drugs found are arrhythmogenic that can cause a condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm in patients with chronic heart diseases like Maradona.
“Equally important is what appeared and what did not appear during these laboratory studies, which at first glance confirm that Maradona was given psychotropic drugs, but no cure for his heart disease,” one of the court investigators in the case told Telam.
Gianinna Maradona, daughter of the number 10, took to Twitter to slam people who were predicting positive autopsy results for “drugs, marijuana, and alcohol”.
Maradona, hailed as one of the greatest football players ever, died of heart failure at age of 60 on Nov. 25.
During his career, Maradona played for Argentina’s Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, and Newell’s Old Boys, Spanish teams Barcelona and Sevilla, and Italian club Napoli.
He retired from the pitch in 1997.
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