Brazilian soccer superstar Pele, who played for Brazil, passes away at age 82

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Brazilian soccer superstar Pele, who played for Brazil, passes away at age 82.

The 82-year-old Pele, a famed Brazilian soccer player who came from barefoot squalor to become one of the finest and most well-known athletes in contemporary history, passed away on Thursday.

Pele passed away at 3:27 p.m. "due to various organ failures stemming from the progression of colon cancer related with his prior medical condition," according to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, where he was receiving treatment.

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