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03/29/2014 03:45 pm ET Updated Mar 29, 2014

Don't Worry, Pele Is Not Dead (Even If CNN Reported Otherwise)

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2013, file photo, Brazilian soccer legend Pele waves to the crowd during a pregrame cereomy before an
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2013, file photo, Brazilian soccer legend Pele waves to the crowd during a pregrame cereomy before an NASL soccer game between the New York Cosmos and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in Hempstead, N.Y. Pele will watching, not playing, when two franchises that helped get soccer rolling in this country renew acquaintances. The Brazilian great's former team, the Cosmos, visit the Strikers on Saturday, rekindling memories of how more than 70,000 fans used to see them play. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Pele wasn't just "alive and well" on Friday. The Brazilian soccer legend was apparently "alive and very well." This seemingly pleasant status was conveyed to those who follow CNN morning show "New Day" on Twitter in a very roundabout and worrying fashion.

The program initially, and mistakenly, reported that Pele had died on Friday morning.

Shortly thereafter, @NewDay deleted that tweet and issued an update after checking in with Pele's representatives.

A CNN spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that the inaccurate tweet was not caused by a hack.

Not only was Pele alive and very well on Friday but he was also on Twitter. The soccer icon who helped Brazil win the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970 was tweeting about a new commercial that he stars in with Cristiano Ronaldo.

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