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Kareena Kapoor to Vicky Kaushal, bollywood actors express their grief as Legendary Football Player Pele passes away

Kareena Kapoor to Vicky Kaushal, bollywood actors express their grief as Legendary Football Player Pele passes away

On Thursday, Pele, a legendary player in Brazilian football, departed for heaven. He battled cancer for a long time before dying at the age of 82.

By Alisha Limbachia | Updated On: Dec 30, 2022 02:17 PM IST

Kareena Kapoor to Vicky Kaushal, bollywood actors express their grief as Legendary Football Player Pele passes away

The football world is empty after the passing of Brazilian legend Pele. The footballer, who was 82 years old when he died on Thursday, was largely considered as the greatest player in history. Following his protracted struggle with cancer, he died from multiple organ failure.

CELEBS WHO EXPRESSED THEIR SORROW

As comments came in from all around the world, Bollywood celebrities too used social media to express their sorrow and offer moving homage to the legend. Actors like Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Vicky Kaushal, and Kareena Kapoor were among the others who paid their respects to the soccer king’s demise.

Kareena posted a beautiful throwback image of the superstar from one of his legendary games. On her Instagram story she wrote on the picture, “King” with crown emoji.


Additionally, Vicky shared a photo of the Brazilian football player on his Instagram Story and wrote, “R.I.P” along with joined hands emoji.


Whereas, Shilpa Shetty shared a picture on her Instagram story and wrote, “Legend. #PELE. Rest in peace” with joined hands emoji and a bird.


Read the tweet from Anupam Kher, "Dearest Pele! You and your game, and the way you played it, will always be #GameChanger for millions of people all over the world. Whether they played football or not. Thank you for your inspiring life. #RipLegend #OmShanti #Pele,"

PELE’S DEMISE

The soccer player from Brazil, whose real name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, had colon cancer. In Sao Paulo, he had been receiving treatment at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. The hospital issued a statement following his passing to clarify that he passed away on Thursday, November 29, after a protracted fight with cancer. The "multiple organ failure" was the cause.

FOOTBALL PLAYERS ALSO PAID THEIR TRIBUTE

Football players from all over the world paid tribute to the greatest sporting hero in the hours following the tragic news. Among those who lamented the passing were Lionel Messi, Neymar, Didier Deschamps, and Cesar Luis Menotti.

PELE’S FUNERAL

His hometown of Santos will host both his funeral and burial. Following the defeat, Brazil has proclaimed three days of mourning.

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