Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, passed away in So Paulo, Brazil, at the age of 82. Pelé experienced multiple organ failures as a result of colon cancer, according to the hospital where he had been admitted since November 29. In 2021, he received a cancer diagnosis, and ever since, he has been receiving treatment.
Even though Pelé is regarded as a global superstar, Brazilians valued his personality greatly. With Brazil, he won three World Cups in addition to numerous other championships. However, Pelé was also renowned for his work as a spokesperson against racism and for funding charities that fight poverty.
Apple’s Brazilian website no longer displays iPhones, iPads, or Macs as Brazilians and people around the world mourn. Instead, as a tribute to Pelé, it displays an emoji of a soccer ball with a crown on it. The website’s white background has been swapped out for one that is entirely dark.
After Queen Elizabeth II passed away in September, Apple also made updates to its website. Apple has previously paid tribute to other individuals on its website, including Nelson Mandela, a former president of South Africa, and even Steve Jobs, a co-founder and former CEO of Apple.