The Brazilian football legend Pele was reportedly hospitalized at the Albert Einstein Israelita Hospital in Sao Paulo before Christmas until he passed on at age 82.
The three times World Cup winner was said to have suffered from cardiac and other medical issues until his departure.
The statement reads, “Brazilian soccer legend Pelé, winner of record 3 World Cups and standard-bearer for ‘the beautiful game,’ has died at 82.”
Reacting to the death of Pele, Burna Boy took to his social media page to write, “RIP Pele. A man with a strong legacy that will be remembered FOREVER. Legends Never Die they are always Remembered in the hearts of the People.”
A man with a strong legacy that will be remembered FOREVER. 🕊️❤️
Legends Never Die they are always Remembered in the hearts of the People. pic.twitter.com/TDb5tVKVhG
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) December 29, 2022