How Did Pele Die?


On December 29, Pele passed away at the age of 82.

He had been hospitalized for the past month. In September 2021, he had been diagnosed with colon cancer and had been struggling with age-related illnesses as well.

His daughter, Kelly Cristina Nascimento, had been sharing his health updates via Instagram. She shared a photo of the loved ones surrounding Pelé by his hospital bed.

Several celebrities and sports people paid a tribute to him. Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media to remember the football legend.

Lionel Messi, who won the 2022 FIFA World Cup, shared a series of photos on Instagram, with him and Pelé.

Former President Barack Obama wrote: “Pelé was one of the greatest to ever play the beautiful game.

During his international career, he won three FIFA World Cups in the years 1958, 1962, and 1970.

He is often listed as one of the most successful and known sports figures of the 20th century.

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