, 2022-12-29 14:44:37,
Showbiz has paid tribute to Brazilian soccer player Pelé following the news of his death today (December 29), at the age of 82.
The death of the soccer star, often called the greatest player that ever lived, was confirmed by the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo in a statement. He said the athlete had died “due to multiple organ failure, as a result of colon cancer progression associated with his previous clinical condition,” according to sky news.
Pelé’s daughter, Kely Nascimento, also posted a photo on instagram of what appeared to be the hands of Pelé’s family on his body. “Everything we are is thanks to you,” Nascimento wrote in the caption of the photo. “We love you infinitely. Rest in peace.”
A message shared on the star’s official social media accounts read: “Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pelé, who passed away peacefully today. On his journey, Edson charmed the world with his genius in sports, stopped a war, did social work around the world, and spread what he most believed to be the cure for all our problems: love.
“His message today becomes a legacy for future generations. Love, love and love, forever.”
During his career, Pelé scored a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances, including 77 goals in 92 games in which he represented Brazil. He is the only player to win the World Cup three times, in 1958 at the age of 17, and then again in 1962 and 1970, and was named the…
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