The world witnessed one of the most heartbreaking losses on December 29 with the unfortunate passing away of the football legend Pelé.
In the wake of this tragedy, people from all over the world have come together to mourn the death of the renowned sports figure. From innumerable fans across the globe to famous celebrities and other revered football players, everyone has become united as they grieve Pelé’s devastating demise.
Social media has been overflowing with fans and other popular personalities paying homage to the Brazilian king of football. British actress and model Naomi Campbell too posted about the greatest soccer player of all time as she joined former professional footballer David Beckham and Portugal’s pride Cristiano Ronaldo in paying a heartfelt tribute to Pelé.
Naomi Campbell Pays An Emotional Tribute to Pelé
Popular footballers and athletes aren’t the only ones mourning Pelé’s devastating loss. Hollywood celebrities and other such famous figures are also just as heartbroken over the icon’s demise.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell grieved the death of Brazil’s “hero” as she paid her respects to Pelé and his “loved ones.” Posting a series of pictures of Pelé on her official Instagram account, the 52-year-old wrote a beautiful caption lamenting the tragedy whilst simultaneously expressing her gratitude toward Pelé for his relentless determination and prolific career in football.
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“You were a symbol for us, and you let us see dreams can become a reality. You were and will always be ONE OF A KIND. […] Brazil today we are grieving with you at the loss of YOUR HERO, OUR HERO, HERO TO THE WORLD. GREATEST OF ALL TIME !! May you rest with HIGHEST. My deepest condolences to your family and loved ones.”
Various other celebrities like Rocky star Sylvester Stallone and King Richard actor Will Smith all honored Pelé as they remembered his days of success and his devotion to the sport.
The World Unites to Grieve the Tragic Demise of Pelé
Renowned as one of the most epic sports figures, Pelé bestowed the game of football with his magic for almost as long as two decades. Delivering brilliant performance after performance, he became Santos’ top goalscorer of all time and led Brazil to the path of success in the game. By the end of his career, Pelé won a total of 3 FIFA World Cups with Brazil, the only footballer in history to have held that record.
The king of the game had been battling colon cancer since 2021 and had been admitted to the hospital for the last month. At the age of 82, Pelé died “due to multiple organ failures,” leaving the world shattered with agony in his wake.
Professional Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo took to Instagram to mourn the loss of “King Pelé” as he expressed his condolences to “all of Brazil” and the late player’s family. A number of other footballers, including the recent World Cup champion Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, and Beckham, all mourned his loss. Meanwhile, millions of fans have been shedding tears over his passing away ever since the news dropped.
The world has never experienced pain like this before.
Source: Naomi Campbell via Instagram