Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, died Thursday at the age of 82, after a struggle with illness.
Pele had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Brazil since November 29.
Pele’s daughter, Kelly Nascimento, said in a tweet: “All we have is thanks to you. We will love you forever. Sleep in peace.”
It is noteworthy that Pele was receiving treatment for colon cancer about a year ago.