French footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies after 39-year coma

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Senegal-born French footballer Jean-Pierre Adams, who fell into a coma in 1982 when he was anaesthetised for a knee operation out of which he never re-emerged, and who has been cared for over 39 years by his wife Bernadette, has died at the age of 73.

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The former France defender Jean-Pierre Adams has died at the age of 73, almost 40 years after falling into a coma as a result of a medical error, his former clubs, Paris St-Germain and Nîmes, reports The Guardian.