Is the Football Legend Pele Still Alive? Uncovering the Truth About The Brazilian Soccer Player
A ‘R.I.P. Pelé’ Facebook page garnered nearly one million ‘likes’ on Sunday, fueling rumors of the footballer’s purported death. The ‘About’ page provided a plausible narrative of the Brazilian soccer player’s passing:
At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (December 04, 2022), our beloved footballer Pelé passed away. Pelé was born on October 23, 1940 in Três Corações. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.
Hundreds of fans quickly began posting condolences on the Facebook page, expressing their sorrow at the death of the talented 82-year-old footballer. And as usual, the death hoax enraged the Twittersphere.
FIFA: Pele, the legend of Brazilian football has passed away. the Football Icon, the only player yo win fifa world cup 3times we will always remember you— Haroonnasir (@haroonnasir3) August 8, 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 – Qatar @FIFAWorldCuphttps://t.co/YFCYAHYeiA pic.twitter.com/oR5NtmOF6a
Who is the Brazilian soccer player Pele?
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pelé, is a former Brazilian forward who played as a professional footballer born on October 23rd,1940.
He was considered one of the best footballers and was dubbed “the greatest” by FIFA. He was one of the most successful and well-known athletes of the 20th century. The International Olympic Committee honored him as Athlete of the Century in 1999, and Time magazine placed him on its list of the 100 most influential persons of the 20th century.
Pele: Is He Still Alive?
Dont worry, the football legend Pelé is still alive and well.
Since Thursday, January 27, 2022, a Twitter-born rumor concerning Pelé’s possible demise has ignited the social network.
After an outpouring of concern online in reaction to unsubstantiated claims that he had been transferred to palliative care, the Brazilian football legend Pelé tweeted on Instagram on Saturday evening that he is feeling “strong” and “with optimism.”
“I want to keep everyone calm and positive,” Pelé stated, presenting the latest medical report from the Albert Einstein hospital in So Paulo, indicating his condition is stable.
“I continue my treatment as prescribed.”
Pelé, who helped the Brazilian national team win three World Cups, concluded his message by urging supporters to watch the seleço compete in this year’s tournament. Pelé is 82 years old. On Monday, Brazil will meet South Korea in Doha.
Before his hospitalization this week, the hospital said that Pelé’s status remained stable while he battled colon cancer. The medical personnel reported that he has reacted well to treatment for a respiratory infection and that his condition has not worsened over the past 24 hours. On Tuesday, he was brought to the hospital to reevaluate his cancer therapy.
The Brazilian newspaper Folha de So Paulo reported on Saturday morning that Pelé is undergoing palliative care after failing to respond to chemotherapy treatment for his cancer.
Brazil fans sending their support to Pele 🙏 pic.twitter.com/f8aPFSRchd— GOAL (@goal) December 5, 2022
The publication reports that Pelé has stopped getting chemotherapy and is receiving end-of-life care, including treatment for discomfort and shortness of breath.