Paris: Rumors of the footballer’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Pelé’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million ‘likes’, international news agencies reported.
However, on Monday (July 15) the footballer’s representatives officially confirmed that Pelé is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.