Maradona's doctor facing investigation

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Diego Maradona's personal doctor has found himself at the centre of a police investigation following the Argentine legend's death last week. 

Maradona passed away at the age of 60 at his home in Tigre, Argentina, on Wednesday last week after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.

While his death was preliminarily ruled to have been of natural causes, AFP has now reported that prosecutors have opened an investigation into the 1986 FIFA World Cup winner's personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, over a potential case of involuntary manslaughter.

Luque's home and practice were both reportedly raided by police on Sunday after Maradona's daughters Dalma, Giannina and Jana had raised concerns about the doctor's treatment of the Napoli legend, who had undergone brain surgery just two weeks prior.

No formal charges have been laid at this point as the investigation continues, while Luque has denied any wrongdoing.

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