Pele, Brazilian soccer legend, dies at 82 1

Pelé, the Brazilian soccer legend who won three international Cups and became the game's first international icon,1

 has died at the age of 82. Everything we are is because of you

 her daughter, Kely Nascimento, wrote in an Instagram post, under a photo of family 

members approaching Pelé. “We like you infinitely. Rest in peace." Pelé entered a São Paulo hospita

late November with a respiratory infection and complications associated with colon cancer. 

Last week, the sanitarium said his health had worsened as most of his cancers progressed.

 He died Thursday of multiple organ failure due to the progression of colon cancer, according to an announcemen

nt from the Albert Einstein Hospital. For more than 60 years, the name Pelé has been synonymous with soccer.

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