Sadly, we all are going to be there. Great, incomparable, Edson Arantes De Nascimento, Pele is not with us anymore. What a loss for global sports and humanity.
Pelé, the Brazilian soccer legend widely hailed as "O Rei do Futebol," the king of his sport, the only man to win the World Cup three times, died Thursday at a hospital in Brazil. He was 82. His death has sent the entire soccer world — and specifically Brazil, the nation who’d nurtured and worshiped him — into a state of mourning. It was as if a national treasure had been lost forever, because, in fact, Pelé was one. The Brazilian government made that official declaration at the height of his powers. It kept him at his Brazilian club, Santos, where he ultimately scored most of his 1,281 goals — a still-unsurpassed, albeit disputed, world record.
A tragedy for Brazil and for all fans of the Great Game which Pele defined in 1950s through 1970s.