According to the BBC website on December 17, an Argentine court ruled that the body of football legend Diego Maradona “must be preserved” and waited for the outcome of his paternity test case, so the relevant cremation plan was suspended. Maradona died of a heart attack last month at the age of 60.
The court said it was necessary to submit DNA samples of the football player because the lawsuit filed by 25-year-old Magari Gill was not yet closed. Gill was adopted after birth.
She said that her biological mother contacted her two years ago and said that her father “maybe Diego Maradona”. Gill said it was a “fundamental right” to know whether Maradona was my biological father.
Maradona was buried in a private cemetery near Buenos Aires after his death on November 25.
Maradona’s lawyer told the media that DNA samples of the football superstar already exist, so there seems to be no need to dig out his body.
Maradona had many children in his life. He gave birth to two daughters during marriage. In addition, he also recognized the parent-child status of the other six children.
There are also at least three children on their way to certification. Maradona left a complicated legacy, and the children he recognized and those illegitimate children who are currently seeking recognition through the court are competing for this inheritance.