Fans wanting to pay their respects to Pelé will now be greeted by an epic memorial … the soccer legend’s tomb in Brazil has just opened to the public — and it’s lavish.The shrine — which is located inside the world’s tallest cemetery in Santos, Brazil — features a golden casket, turf on the floor … and even life-sized statues at the entrance of the room.On the ceiling, there’s a painting of the sky … and on the walls, there are images of thousands of fans cheering.
In total, the monument occupies roughly 2,000 square feet of space.Fans can visit the tomb by signing a form on the Ecumenical Memorial Cemetery’s website … but only a select, lucky few will get in — at the moment, only 60 visitors are allowed per day.Pelé’s son, Edson, was emotional at the unveiling of the tomb on Monday … telling reporters he was thrilled with the memorial.
“It has the essence of what he was,” he said.Pelé — a three-time World Cup winner — passed away on Dec. 29 at 82 years old … and tributes for the legendary footballer have poured in from all over the globe nearly every day since.
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In fact, his name was just added to the Portuguese dictionary … recognizing “that or someone who is out of the ordinary.”R.I.P.Source: TMZ