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Investigators search doctor's office, probing Maradona death

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 neurologistDr. 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 a probe into the medical attention Maradona received prior to his death on Wednesday.

Neurologist Leopoldo Luque, Diego Maradona's personal doctor, leaves Olivos Clinic where the late soccer star remained hospitalized after undergoing an operation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Luque's home and offices were raided Sunday, Nov. 29, in the midst of investigations to establish the circumstances of Maradona's death. (AP PhotoMarcos Brindicci)

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 filed past his coffin.

Maradona died of 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.

Police stand guard the entrance of Dr. Leopoldo Luque's practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Luque was Diego Maradona's personal doctor, and his house and offices were raided Sunday in the midst of investigations to establish the circumstances of the death of the former soccer star. (AP PhotoLeo La Valle)

Neurologist Leopoldo Luque, Diego Maradona's former personal doctor, leaves Olivos Clinic where the late soccer star remained hospitalized after undergoing an operation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Luque's home and offices are being raided Sunday in the midst of investigations to establish the circumstances of the death of the former soccer star. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)