‘This love will never die’: Pele’s widow pays tribute to emotions in touching open letter written after football legend’s death
Pele’s widow has admitted she feels an “empty space” sucking the air out of her in a poignant open letter written a month after the football legend’s death.
Marcia Aoki also admitted that it will take time to get used to not having a “reason to live” next to her.
The pediatrician’s daughter, who is 25 years Pele’s junior when they married in July 2016 six years after they started dating, wrote in the two-page letter posted on the footballer’s official Instagram: Living, his love full of affection, his unique sense of humor and his complicity, it will take some time. .
I wanted a few more minutes to exchange looks. Some days to play with our puppy Cacau.
Marcia Aoki (right), widow of soccer legend Pele (left), admitted she felt an “empty space” sucking the air out of her in a poignant open letter written a month after his death.
Pele’s widow, Marcia Aoki, in honor of her late husband
I find myself waiting for her to say to me, ‘Marcia, my love, good morning. Look how beautiful the sea is today.
Despite knowing this is an inevitable fate for all of us, the realization this moment has come to me is a feeling of emptiness, of absence, pressing against my chest.
But there is also another feeling, one of immense gratitude for being able to share my pain with the rest of the world.
We received thousands of messages of affection and solidarity that filled our hearts with comfort and peace.
“I want to thank all the fans who still honor us until now, as well as Santos Football Club and Santos City, who have treated us so well in such difficult times.”
Pele’s widow Marcia Aoki (left), attends the Seventh-day mass at Santo Antonio do Empier Church in Santos, Brazil on January 11
Referring to her late husband by his birth name Edson, she added: “Sharing my life with Edson means a true story of unique love. Sharing Pele’s love with you too.”
This love will not die and will continue between us. forever.
The pediatrician’s 56-year-old daughter, who is of Japanese descent, signed her open letter, “With affection, Marcia Aoki, Pele’s widow.”
Earlier in the day, Pele’s daughter shared a touching tribute to her late father, who died at the age of 82 on December 29 at Israel’s Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo after a long battle against colon cancer.
Pele, pictured here in 2014, died on December 29 in Brazil at the age of 82 after multiple organ failure.
Pele’s daughters Kelly (right) and Flavia Nascimento (left) with Brazilian Football Confederation President Enaldo Rodriguez (centre)
“One month without you,” said Kelly Nascimento, along with a series of photos she shared online of her and her dad.
A month of tributes, many tight hugs, many tear-eyed stories told by strangers, much remembering, much crying and much laughter.
Today and always, thank you for sharing with us your sense of humor, our huge head, our optimism, our ability to enjoy the simple things in life, our work ethic, and our love of hotels, airports, and planes.
More than anything else, I thank you my brothers and sisters, for teaching us that it is more pleasant for everyone to sleep in one room alone than each in his own room, and that it is more pleasant to squeeze everyone into a table than to dine at separate tables.
In the end: it is always better if we are good together.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you forever grateful.”
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