Breaking news: Adams dies after 39 years in coma

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Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies, aged 73, after living for THIRTY-NINE YEARS in a coma caused by an ‘anesthesia error’ before knee surgery he said he was in ‘great shape’ for in 1982

Adams had not woken from a coma since an anaesthesia error at Lyon Hospital as part of a routine knee operation that he undertook on March 17, 1982.

Adams, who won 22 international caps for France, said he felt in ‘great shape’ ahead of the operation, which he took aged 34.

He was given anaesthetic that should have knocked him out for a few hours but he never woke up and the defender, born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1948, lost his fight for recovery on Monday.

May his soul rest in peace