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Brazilian soccer legend Pele dies at 82

30 Dec 2022, 09:36 GMT+10

SAO PAULO, 29th December, 2022 (WAM) -- Pele, the legendary Brazilian soccer player who rose from barefoot poverty to become one of the greatest and best-known athletes in modern history, died on Thursday at the age of 82, Reuters reported.

The death of the only man to win the World Cup three times as a player was confirmed by his daughter Kely Nascimento on Instagram.

Pele had been undergoing chemotherapy on a regular basis since he had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021.

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