Argentine police have searched the house and office of Diego Maradona’s doctor’s office, as authorities investigate the death of a senior footballer.
Maradona died Wednesday at the age of 60 in a house in the city of Tigre, Argentina.
Police have confiscated documents and cellphones from Dr Leopoldo Luque, according to Argentine Telam media, as part of a fake death investigation by prosecutor John Broyard.
Luque, who was treating Maradona, told local media that he continued his innocence and would cooperate with the authorities.
On Saturday, as part of a similar investigation, George Maradona’s three daughters – Dalma, Gianina and Jana – testified in court, two sources told CNN.
No charges have been filed against anyone related to Maradona’s death.
Maradona’s Doctor’s Statement
Speaking to CNN’s TN correspondent on Sunday, Luque said he was devastated by the loss of his friend but said there was nothing he could do to help him.
“I was at his funeral. I was at his funeral. I was with him every moment because I knew that was what he wanted,” he said.
“I’ve seen a lot of people I’ve never met before. And then that one day I wasn’t with him, I can’t believe it.”
He also said: “Since Diego had some health problems, many, many before I knew it, Diego needed help. There was no way to go to him.
“Diego can be independent. Diego always makes decisions about his life, the same way you decide if you want to overeat, if you want to smoke too much, Diego makes the decision. Diego is not crazy.
Earlier this month, Maradona underwent successful surgery on a lower hematoma, commonly called a blood clot in the brain, and was recovering at home.
He fought against drug abuse and addiction during the game.
Tribute To Maradona
There was a lot of respect over the weekend for one of the greatest footballers in history.
Lionel Messi, widely regarded as the modern-day Maradona, paid tribute to his former national team manager after scoring a fine goal in Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Osasuna on Sunday.
The 33-year-old celebrated the fourth of his team by taking off his Barcelona shirt to show off the jersey of Newell Old Boys – one of Maradona’s clubs. Prior to joining Barcelona, Messi played for new teams at Newell’s Old Boys.
Meanwhile, on the Seriie A side Napoli wore an Argentine style to remember Maradona – the club’s biggest player – in their 4-0 win over Roma on Sunday.
Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne also celebrated a free kick by collecting and kissing a shirt bearing Maradona’s name.