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 capital’s outskirts – 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.
Thousands of fans packed the streets around the presidential palace where Maradona lay in state on Thursday, and thousands more lined the highways in the afternoon to catch a glimpse of his hearse as it rolled past surrounded by police vehicles.

President Alberto Fernandez has declared three days of national mourning and earlier visited the casket.