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CNN apologizes for accidentally announcing Pele's death on Twitter

Los Angeles - The CNN news organization apologized Friday for accidentally announcing the death of 73-year-old Brazilian soccer legend Pele via Twitter.

"Pele representative tells CNN he is alive and very well," tweeted the CNN show New Day. The Twitter account of the show also said it deleted the earlier erroneous tweet about the soccer player.

"We regret the error and thank our followers for the feedback," the tweet reads, apologizing to its 54,000 followers for the mistake.

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