Football legend Pelé dies at 82


Published: 2022-12-29 22:06

Last Updated: 2023-06-01 23:54

Football legend Pelé dies at 82
Football legend Pelé dies at 82

Brazilian football legend Pelé passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 82.

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Pelé had spent Christmas in hospital, his medical team and family said Dec. 21, Wednesday, as he received treatment for worsening cancer as well as kidney and heart problems.

The 82-year-old "requires greater care related to renal and cardiac dysfunctions," said the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

It also reported a "progression" of his cancer, but said Pele was not in intensive care.

Considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, Pele was hospitalized in Sao Paulo on November 29 for what his medical team called a re-evaluation of his chemotherapy treatments, which he has been receiving since having surgery to remove a colon tumor in September 2021.