FORMER PSG DEFENDER DIES AFTER 39 YEARS IN COMA

Jean-pierre Adams is a former France player who fell into a coma after a medical error which caused severe brain damage.

FORMER PSG DEFENDER DIES AFTER 39 YEARS IN COMA
Jean-Pierre Adams. Image courtesy

Jean-Pierre Adams, a former France Defender, has died aged 73, almost 40 years after falling into a coma due to medical error during a knee operation. Adam who also played for Paris Saint-Germain and Nimes passed on yesterday with the two former clubs confirming the news.

Adams in action. photo courtesy

Adams’ coma occurred as a result of near fatal dosage of anaesthesia that was administered before a routine injury operation in 1982 which caused a severe brain damage. In an emotional tribute to their former player, PSG called him the clubs’ "glorious elder”. “His joie de vivre, His charisma and his experience command respect. Paris Saint-Germain offers its condolences to his family and loved ones,” Read the statement.

Adams with his family

The Frenchman who hails from Dakar Ghana, had won 22 trophies for PSG in the 1970's. He starred his career at Nice before joining Nimes in 1970 to 1973 then joined PSG in 1977 to 1979.
The Centre back spent a larger part of his career at Nice, where he made 126 appearances for the league 1 side scoring 15 goals. He originally started out as a striker at Nice but later changed to defence , a position that had major impact on his footballing career.

Adam's wife Bernadette has been taking care of him since he fell into a comma. They have two sons named Laurent and Fredeire.