The King is dead: Football great Pelé passes away aged 82

Arguably the greatest human to ever kick a football, the Brazilian icon finally loses his battle with colon cancer

Football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’ who is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time has died today, Thursday, December 29, 2022, aged 82.

The details of his demise are yet to be made public but the Brazilian king of soccer was under treatment for colon cancer since 2021. Pele had spent the last month hospitalised with multiple ailments.

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