Jean-Pierre Adams, an ex-soccer player in France, has died after being in a coma for 39 years.
Jean-Pierre Adams died at the age of 73.
On Monday, Adams’ former clubs, Nimes Olympique, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Nice confirmed his death in various statements.
“This morning, we learned about the death of Jean-Pierre Adams. He played for Nimes on 84 occasions and alongside Marius Tresor, he formed the ‘Black guard’ in the French national team,” posted Nimes Olympique.
“Paris Saint-Germain has lost one of its glorious former players,” PSG said in a statement, which was also translated by ESPN. “PSG offers its condolences to his family and loved ones.”
In their own statement, Nice added that the club would pay tribute to Adams before their next home game against Monaco on Sept. 19.
Adams began his career in Fontainebleu before he later moved to Nimes.
Adams played for Nimes for three years, from 1970 to 1973, then later played for PSG from 1977 to 1979, after joining from Nice.
In March 1982, Adams had an operation on a damaged tendon in his knee.
But at the time his surgery was scheduled, the hospital staff was on strike and he was being cared for by an anesthesiologist with seven other patients and a trainee who was out of their depth.