Diego Maradona’s body ‘must be conserved’ for paternity tests, court rules

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The body of late Argentinian soccer great Diego Maradona can’t be cremated yet — because his DNA may still be needed in multiple outstanding paternity lawsuits, a court has ruled.

The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack last month at 60, and was buried Nov. 26 in a cemetery just outside Buenos Aires.

He left behind five recognized children and six with filiation requests, who are part of a complex inheritance process in Argentina.

One of the six rumored offsprings is 25-year-old Magali Gil, who says she found out two years ago that Maradona was her dad.

On Wednesday, an Argentine court ruled that the sport legend’s remains “must be conserved” until the necessary tests have been carried out.

“Ms. Gil requests that a study be carried out… and that for this purpose the acting prosecutor’s office send a DNA sample,” the ruling said.

With Post wires

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