Jon Stewart in tears

Following Pelé’s death, athletes, analysts, and international leaders began paying tribute to him on social media.

Jon Stewart, a lifelong soccer fan, has also expressed his respect for the great on Twitter.

“The Cosmos team included Beckenbauer, Chinaglia, Hunt, Eskandarian, and Morais, but Pele stole the show. Thank you for allowing me to meet him in person; it was a true pleasure. “RIP, ” tweeted Stewart.

Pelé, whose real name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento and who was born on October 23, 1940, in the little town of Tres Coracoes, is widely recognized as one of the greatest soccer players in history.