Brazilian soccer legend Pele, 82, died in a Sao Paulo hospital on Thursday (December 29th). He had been battling colon cancer since September 2021 and was hospitalized in November. Unknown to most, or possibly forgotten by most, Pele is also a songwriter and recording artist, although legend has tried to discourage people from remembering him as such.
The news of his death was confirmed on his official Instagram page.
The caption reads: “Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pele, who passed away peacefully today.”
Also, he said, “During his journey, Edson charmed the world with his athletic genius, stopped the war, did social work around the world, and spread what he most believed was the cure for all our problems: love.” His message is becoming a legacy today. for future generations. Love, love, and love, forever.”
Your current message becomes a lasting legacy for future generations. Love, love, and love, forever.” Pele (born Edson Arantes do Nascimento) is considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time.
He won three World Cup tournaments with his country’s national team and ten league titles with local club Santos. Pele, the king of the beautiful game, was not only a soccer superstar; he also loved music and recorded several songs “for fun” at the time.
Six years ago, he premiered “Esperanza” as one of them.
Legendary Brazilian striker Pele has announced that he has composed and recorded a special anthem for the 2016 Rio Olympics, which begin next month.
“Esperanca” marks Pele’s first return to the music scene since the release of his seminal bossa nova album “Pele Ginga” in 2006. Earlier in the week, the 75-year-old singer announced on his official Facebook page that he had finished recording the new song, revealing that he was inspired by the “sense of hope and happiness in the world” engendered by the games.
He told The Guardian in 2006 that he did not want the public to make a connection between the composer Pele and the footballer Pele.
He said that this comparison would be a big problem because his football talent is a gift from God, while music is just for fun.
Still, he made an impact on the music industry.
Following the news of Pele’s death, Latin artists expressed their grief on social media.
Anitta uploaded a photo of Pele to her Instagram story with the caption, “R.I.P. King Pele.”
Former President Barack Obama also remembered Pele, tweeting that Pele was one of the greatest players of the beautiful game of all time. He also described his strength as one of the most famous athletes in the world: the ability to bring people together.