Is Pele dead? Is football legend Pele dead?.... It was reported that football legend Pele, who was treated for cancer, did not respond to chemotherapy treatment and was taken to intensive care.
Bad news came from football legend Pele, who was hospitalized the previous day.
According to the news in the Daily Mail, Pele was transferred to the palliative care service after he did not respond to chemotherapy.
Three-time World Cup winner Pele was admitted to hospital last Tuesday with complaints of 'generalized swelling' and 'heart failure'. It was stated that Pele's condition was stable.
In the news published in Brazil, it was stated that 82-year-old Pele, who was hospitalized last week, took measures to relieve his pain in the 'end of life palliative care' ward.
Hearing the news, football fans called on social media to pray for Pele.
What is palliative care?
Palliative Care is the field of medicine that provides end-of-life support for those who cannot fully recover from their illness or who have a fatal illness. Applies supportive care to prevent the patient from suffering during the process.
Football legend Pele
He started his career in Santos, one of the best teams of the Brazilian League at that time. Referred to as the "top scorer" in football history, Pele scored 52 goals in the league and 12 goals in the cup during a season with the Cosmos jersey.
Considered one of the best football players in the world, the legend took part in the team that won the FIFA World Cup 3 times. He won his first world championship in 1958. In his football career, he scored 1,281 goals, a record that is hard to break.