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    Pele dies: Sao Paulo hospital confirms multiple organ failure as cause of death

    Pele’s cause of death was confirmed as multiple organ failure resulting from the progression of colon cancer.

    The great Brazilian and three-time World Cup winner passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, with his daughter confirming his death on Instagram.

    In early December, he was transferred to palliative care after his body stopped responding to cancer treatment.

    Before Christmas, his family came to be by his side at the Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital in São Paulo.

    Following Pelé’s death, the hospital subsequently released a medical report stating: “The Israel Albert Einstein Hospital regrets to confirm the death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé today, December 29, 2022 at 3:27 p.m., due to multiple organ failure. failure, as a result of colon cancer progression related to his previous clinical condition.

    “Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital sympathizes with the family and all who are suffering from the loss of our dear king of football.”

    Pelé, the only person to have won the World Cup three times, helped the Seleção achieve World Cup success in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

    His first World Cup victory in 1958 came at just 17 years and 249 days old, making him the youngest player to win it. Pele scored in an exhibition match – none of the youngsters scored in the World Cup final.

    Pelé’s 77 international goals remain a record for Brazil, though he shares it with Neymar, who equalized this year’s World Cup.

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