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Jean-Pierre Adams: French footballer dies after 39 years in coma


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Jean-Pierre Adams

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Jean-Pierre Adams played for Paris St-Germain, Nice and Nimes.

More than half of his life in a coma.

French footballer Jean-Pierre Adams died this Monday at the age of 73, after living unconscious for 39 years.

In March 1982, the footballer was admitted to the hospital for knee surgery, but never regained consciousness after an error in the delivery of anesthesia.

Born in Senegal, the defender played more than 140 games for Nice. He was also part of the Paris St-Germain squad.


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