Pele’s last bed is in the 14th floor building
Recently, at the age of 82, Pele, the emperor of world football, has crossed over to the land of no return. He was a member of Brazil’s three-time World Cup winning team. The Brazilian government has declared three days of national mourning for the death of this legend.
Pele’s coffin will be taken from Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital to the Villa Belmiro stadium, home of his first club Santos, on Monday.
His body will be kept there for 24 hours. So that Pele’s fans can pay their last respects to this world-beating patriot. Before that, the coffined body of the ‘Black Manik’ will circle the streets of Santos.
The final destination of Pele’s funeral procession is the ‘Vertical Cemetery’ of the Memorial Necropole Ecumenica. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the tallest tomb in the world. The cemetery of the 14-storey building has 14,000 coffin vaults. Apart from a waterfall, the multi-storied building also houses a car museum.
Pele’s funeral will be attended by only his family members. In addition to colon cancer, he died of kidney complications and a respiratory infection.