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The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where football legend Pele was being treated, has revealed the cause of his death.
Pele passed away today, Thursday, at the age of 82.
And the Albert Einstein Hospital issued a medical report stating: “Albert Einstein Hospital confirms with regret the death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, today, December 29, 2022 at 3:27 pm (local time) due to the failure of organs in his body to perform their functions due to colon cancer.” .
The statement added: "The Albert Einstein Hospital sympathizes with Pele's family and all those who are grieving the loss of the beloved king of football."
Pele's health has captured the attention of the whole world over the past few months, particularly during the recent World Cup competitions in Qatar.
Pele was diagnosed in 2021 with colon cancer, which had worsened in recent weeks, before he died today.
Pele is considered one of the most prominent football legends and the most famous of them, accompanied by the late Argentine Diego Maradona, where he achieved many achievements with his Brazilian national team, and the "Black Jewel" is considered the only player in history to be crowned the World Cup three times (1958, 1962 and 1970).
Pele was chosen as the best athlete of the last century by the International Olympic Committee in 1999, and a year later as the best player of the same century by FIFA.
Considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time, this lethal dribbler who helped give birth to 'samba ball' is a 'national treasure' in Brazil.