Covid shot then cancer problems; 82 years old.
He was so loved and admired by all my male relatives obsessed with soccer (real football I mean). Absolute legend.
Rest in peace
My brother, who's an MD, tended to a relative of Pelé's at some point in time (I will ask for details when the chance arises!), and he has a framed, autographed Santos FC jersey #10 (the team Pelé played for, early on his career) hanging on the wall.