"Love and inspiration marked King Pele's journey," read a tweet from his account. Love, love, love, forever."
According to the Brazilian Football Confederation, Pelé was much more than the greatest sportsperson.
With regular updates from the hospital, his daughter Kely Nascimento has kept fans informed of his condition.
On Thursday, she posted a picture of Pele's family holding him in the hospital, writing: "Everything we are is thanks to you. Rest in peace.