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Pelé’s Family Members Gather At Hospital As His Illness Progresses

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Family members of three-time World Cup champion Pelé have been gathering at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paul as his illness progresses.

The 82-year-old Brazilian football legend has been at the hospital since the end of November.

This week, healthcare professionals revealed that Pelé had experienced kidney and heart’ dysfunctions.’

As a result, he was receiving ‘elevated care’ for advanced cancer.

Pelé’s daughter, Kely, posted a moving tribute to him on Instagram accompanied by a photo in which she hugs the soccer legend on his hospital bed.

Pelé, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, had a colon tumour removed in September 2021.

And despite being vaccinated against COVID-19, he had contracted the virus and a lung infection.

Widely considered to be one of the greatest soccer players in history, Pelé played in four World Cups, winning three – in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

He also scored 1,281 goals in his professional career in 1,363 games.

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