Pelé: Daughters and widow honor the king a month after death: ‘Miss you’


Pelé’s daughters, Kely and Flávia Nascimento, and widow Márcia Aoki used social networks this Sunday (29) to pay tribute to the king on the day that marks one month since his death from colon cancer. They spoke of the difficulty still in assimilating the loss of the king and the longing they feel.

The widow used Pelé’s Instagram to post an open letter talking about how much she misses him and that her love will never die. She said that she wanted a little more time with her husband and that it will take time to get over the loss.

“Despite knowing that this is an inevitable destiny for all of us, for me the realization that this moment has arrived is the feeling of an empty space, of absence that presses on my chest”, wrote Márcia, who was married to Pelé since 2016.

Daughter Kely posted a series of photos of moments with her father – most of them are smiling – to remember a month since the loss of the king. “Today and always, thank you for sharing with me our sense of humor, our huge head, our optimism, our ability to enjoy the simple things in life, our work ethic, our love of hotels, airports and planes,” wrote Kely in the caption. “Infinite love and miss you.”

Flávia also posted a photo of Pelé and said that it is still very difficult to assimilate her father’s death. She recalled the participation, alongside her sister Kely, in the tribute paid to the king in the Super Cup final, at the Mané Garrincha stadium, in Brasília, on Saturday (28). They entered the field holding the cups of the three World Cups he won – in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

“There are no words, no way to explain the size of emotion, pride and responsibility we feel. I promise you that your legacy is our mission now. How proud we are of you wherever you are, be the pride you will have of us. Miss you monster” , wrote Flavia.

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