The great Brazilian athlete, whose full name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, died on Thursday in Sao Paulo after a long battle with cancer.
Pele’s daughter and management verified the news shortly after, and notable football players like as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe extended their condolences.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell led the outpouring of condolences, writing, “Pele, you were a symbol for us and you showed us that dreams are possible.” You were and will always be ONE OF A KIND, the first athlete to serve as a Unesco goodwill ambassador and a caretaker for the general public.
“Today, Brazil, we mourn with you the loss of YOUR HERO, OUR HERO, and WORLD HERO. ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREATEST! My heartfelt sympathies go out to your family and friends. May you always be at peace. Arantes do Nascimento, Edson Goat mythology. Never forget to remember #VIVABRAZIL #VIVAPELE. #10 #rip.”
With the comment, “Pelé was one of the greatest ever to play the beautiful game,” former US President Barack Obama uploaded a photo of himself and Pele clutching a Brazilian football shirt. As one of the world’s most well-known athletes, he realized sports’ capacity to unify people.
We are thinking of his family, as well as everyone who knew, loved, and admired him.
“Some sports stars motivate their teammates,” Dan Walker, a former BBC Breakfast presenter, tweeted.
Some personalities inspire a generation and, on occasion, a nation. Every now and then, a one-of-a-kind talent arises that attracts the attention of every fan on the planet.
“I once had the privilege of interviewing Bobby Charlton, Eusébio, and Johan Cryuff at the same event in Barcelona,” he said.
“When it came to deciding who was the best player on the planet, everyone agreed that Pele was head and shoulders above the others.”
“When the greatest go, the earth shakes a little on its axis,” comedian David Baddiel once remarked. “Pele, rest in peace.”
“RIP Pele,” remarked Burna Boy, a Nigerian Afrobeats musician. A man who leaves a legacy that will be remembered FOREVER.