Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe, Gianni Infantino, Others Pay Tribute To Pele, Dead At 82 – Plus Burial Details

And then he gave up the ghost. Celebrated international footballer, justly called the greatest of all time, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known mononymously as Pele, is dead. He was aged 82.

Pele spent Christmas at the hospital surrounded by his family, who shared images of their moment together on social media while also wishing him the best with his health. The images generated great public interest, with many praying and wishing him a quick recovery.

Pele was battling cancer, as well as kidney and heart complications until his death. He passed away yesterday, Thursday, at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Since the news of his death broke, it has been raining condolence messages from around the world. Some of the brightest in world football, from Cristiano Ronaldo to Messi, Gary Lineker to Gianni Infantino of FIFA, almost everyone has a positive note or recollection about the iconic Brazilian. you can check out some of the tributes in Pele’s honour below.

The wake for the late footballer will hold at the Urbano Caldeira Stadium on Monday, January 2, 2023. He will be buried the following day, Tuesday, January 3.

He will be sorely missed for his contributions to the sport and for giving life to the dreams of many a youth.

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