Pelé Death Rumor Debunked

Posted Friday March 28, 2014 9:53 PM GMT

Taking down a hoax claiming he had passed away this morning, (March 28), 74-year-old soccer legend Pelé is alive and well!

The breaking news report, coming from the Twitter account for the CNN show "New Day," wrongly tweeted that Pelé had died, and has since been taken down.

Reading, "#BREAKING: Brazilian former soccer player Pele dies at 74," the tweet was challenged by Pelé's representative

Pelé himself even tweeted this morning, writing, "Flying with @emirates is always full of good surprises.I bumped into @Cristiano and fans on my flight. #AllTimeGreats."

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