Footballer Legend Diego Maradona laid to rest as thousands of fans pay their last respect|Photos

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Football Legend Diego Maradona has been laid to rest after thousands of fans lined the streets of Buenos Aires to pay their respects as his coffin was driven to the cemetery on Thursday.

The 1986 World Cup winner was taken to the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the capital – where his parents are buried – for a private ceremony attended by family and close friends.

Maradona died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday just two weeks after being discharged from the hospital for a bleed on his brain.