Pele, who became soccer’s first global icon, passed away at the age of 82. The Brazilian soccer legend took his last breath on Thursday, December 29, 2022. Taking to Instagram, Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento wrote that everything that they are, is thanks to him and that they love him infinitely. Kely posted a picture of family members holding the player’s hand as she ended the heartfelt caption with “Rest in Peace!”. The news of his sudden demise has saddened all his fans and well-wishers. Here, find out what was his cause of death and how did he die.
“King Of The Football” Pele Is Dead
According to the latest reports, Pele was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo in late November. The soccer player was facing respiratory infection and complications related to colon cancer for a long time. Despite getting the best possible treatment, the doctors could not treat Pele well and he, unfortunately, succumbed to the complications on Thursday. He reportedly took his last breath at Albert Einstein Hospital and the cause of death is said to be multiple organ failure. It happened because of the progression of colon cancer. Now, tributes have poured in for the soccer player.
Tributes To Pele
Following the announcement of Pele’s passing, several personalities from sports came forward and expressed their sadness. Portuguese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo was among the people paying tributes to Pele. Sending his condolences to Brazil, Ronaldo wrote “a mere goodbye” to the eternal King Pele and added that he will never be enough to express the pain that currently engulfs the entire football world at this moment.
Apart from Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain also mourned the soccer player’s death. He wrote that the king of football has left everyone but his legacy will never be forgotten.
Other than them, former English soccer player Geoff Hurst went on to call Pele one the best footballer he ever played. He further added that for him, Pele remains the greatest of all time and that he was proud to be on the pitch with him. The list of people offering condolences to Pele’s family does not just stop here as several people have expressed their grief on his sudden passing. It is no doubt to say that the entire football world has gotten saddened after the saddening piece of news surfaced on the internet. May Pele’s soul rest in peace! Follow Social Telecast for more such updates and the latest news.