Pele Dies at 82: Kareena Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal to Peter Dinklage, Celebs Pay Tribute to ‘King of Football’

Last Update: December 30, 2022, 09:28 AM IST

Many celebrities have paid tribute to the three-time World Cup winner on social media.

Many celebrities have paid tribute to the three-time World Cup winner on social media.

Pele was suffering from cancer, and he was going to and from the hospital for his treatment.

Brazilian legend Pele, who started his seven-decade-long playing career from scratch, went on to become the greatest sportsperson of all time. The veteran player passed away on Thursday. The 82-year-old was suffering from cancer and had been going to and from the hospital for his treatment. A few weeks ago, news of him being moved into palliative care for treatment of his life-threatening illness made headlines. His demise has left a huge void in the hearts of football fans and many celebrities have paid tribute to him thrice world Cup winners, on social media.

Vicky Kaushal

Sharing a monochromatic picture of the legendary Brazilian footballer, Vicky Kaushal prayed for his soul to rest in peace.

Abhishek Bachchan

Mourning the great loss, actor Abhishek Bachchan revealed it was his father Amitabh Bachchan Who introduced him to the prestigious player. And it was because of the magic that the late athlete created on the football field that he fell in love with the game. Furthermore, Junior Bachchan also revealed that he still has Pele’s signed jersey in his office.

kareena kapoor khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan posted a great old pic of Pele from his younger days and called him ‘King’.

Malaika Arora

Malaika Arora shared a photo of him and wrote ‘RIP’.

Sylvester Stallone

Rocky fame Sylvester Stallone paid a heartfelt tribute to Pele by sharing some old photographs of their interactions from their younger days. In one monochrome photo, Stallone places a friendly hand on Pele’s shoulder, in another, the two can be seen walking in a field. “Pele the great! Rest in peace! He was a good man,” Stallone wrote while mourning the loss.

Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage shared a series of pictures of the player’s achievement, from holding the victory trophy to being cheered on by a sea of ​​fans. “Brazilian legend Pele has passed away aged 82. Rest in Peace. A legend who will always be remembered,” Dinklage wrote.

Widely regarded as one of soccer’s greatest ever players, Pelé spent nearly two decades mesmerizing fans and detractors as the game’s most prolific scorer with Brazilian club Santos and the Brazil national team.

may his soul rest in peace

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