Pele NOT Dead — CNN Tweets FALSE Report of Soccer Legend’s Death

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By Daniel Gates

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Pele is NOT dead. The 74-year-old soccer legend is alive and well, despite a death hoax that gained steam on Friday when the Twitter account for the CNN show “New Day” wrongly tweeted that he had died (see below).

A rep for Pele quickly debunked the alleged “breaking” news. Death hoaxes and false death rumors have unfortunately become common in the age of social media. Gossip Cop will continue to separate fact from fiction.

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