One of the greatest soccer players, Pelé, has passed away at 82.
The Brazilian legend died after a painful battle with colon cancer.
He passed away on December 29, two months after his 82nd birthday.
Pelé death left many in tears including several soccer stars.
Cristiano Ronaldo penned a poignant tribute to honor the late icon.
The Portuguese player described Pelé as an "inspiration."
David Beckham and Lionel Messi also shared sweet notes to the deceased.
Fellow Brazilian player, Neymar, noted that Pelé forever changed soccer.
Before his death, Pelé was regarded as a legend of the 20th century.