Brazilian football legend Pelé has passed away

Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele has passed away after a protracted battle with cancer, according to his agent Joe Fraga and his family on Thursday.

 

On Pele’s social media accounts, Pele’s representatives sent a message announcing his passing: “Inspiration and affection marked the journey of King Pele, who peacefully passed away today.”

 

Three-time World Cup champion Edson Arantes do Nascimento, 82, was celebrated for his numerous accomplishments both on and off the football field.

 

The tribute post on Pele’s social media platforms emphasized the star’s global appeal and made reference to an instance from the Nigerian Civil War in which rival factions agreed to a ceasefire so that they could attend a game Pele played there.

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