Johnny Esposito, Maradona’s nephew who lived with him, spoke publicly for the first time since El Diez’s death on November 25. He revealed how was the last night of Pelusa before his death and what he told him.
Maradona’s nephew, who lived with him at the time of his death, Johnny Esposito, has spoken for the first time in public about the farewell to the Argentine star. It’s been a little less than a week since Pelusa’s goodbye was two months old, and his nephew revealed how he lived the last night before his death and what he told him.
“He did not want to live, he did not want to be helped,” Esposito said on the programme ‘Vino para Vos’.
“I don’t know why he did not fight as he had always fought. I think that maybe it was because he could no longer kick a ball.”
Esposito revealed that Maradona told him directly that he did not want to live anymore.
“He said to me, ‘I lived for 60 years and I have deprived myself of many things, and I do not want to carry on like this,'” he recalled.
That evening would be the last time they spoke.
“At 11pm, I said goodnight, I went to my room,” he said.
“We said goodbye: ‘See you tomorrow’.
“I was on the second floor. He was on the floor below, so that he did not have to take the stairs. I went to bed.
“I woke up between 9 and 10 am. I went down, I had breakfast and at 11am the doctors came and he was not… he was not responding.”, ‘”he said through tears.
Regarding what happened on the night of November 25, he could barely reveal details due to the ongoing investigation. «I woke up between 9 and 10 in the morning. Down there, breakfast, and it was type 11 that the doctors go and … no longer … it was … it did not react. Much I can not speak for the investigation. The doctors saw him before, when I entered, he was already dead. It will have been 11.30. I didn’t hear anything, but according to the nurse, he was hanging around the room. I said, ‘this can’t be happening,’ “he commented with tears in his eyes and then added:” I think he didn’t suffer. Within the bad, I take the good of having lived the last hours with him.