Hospital publishes time and cause of Pelé’s death
Probably the greatest footballer of all time, Pelé, died surrounded by his family on Thursday afternoon in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The hospital has released an official statement with the details.
The king is dead. Long live the king! Football legend Pelé died on Thursday at the age of 82 in a hospital in Sao Paulo after a long illness.
The Israel Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo has published the details of the death of its famous patient under the “Medical Bulletins” section. Brazilian football legend Pelé died there at the age of 82 on Thursday, December 29 at 3:27 p.m. This corresponds to 7:27 p.m. Swiss time.
Pelé was registered under his full civil name Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Cause of death: Multiple organ failure as a result of colon cancer in connection with a previous illness.
The four leading medical specialists who cared for Pelé are also listed. The hospital also expresses its condolences: “The Israel Albert Einstein Hospital expresses its solidarity with his family and all those who are suffering from the loss of our beloved football king.”
“Love, love and love, forever”
Pelé has been in treatment for an intestinal tumor since 2021. His condition worsened before the holidays, and he had to spend Christmas in the hospital. His family was at his bedside until the end.
After his death, emotional words were published on the Instagram of the greatest footballer of all time. Inspiration and love would have shaped Pelé’s life. The message closes with “Love, love and love, forever”. (kes)