By: Natasha Archary
Former French footballer Jean-Pierre Adams died after being in a coma for 39-years at the age of 73.
The Senegalese national 34-years old when he slipped into a coma after an anaesthetic error during knee surgery in 1982.
He went on to play 22 times for the French national team from 1972 to 1976 and also made 41 appearances for Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain (PSG).
The scan showed Adams had suffered damage to the tendon at the back of his knee, and a surgeon suggested that the best course of action was to operate.
He spent over half his life in a coma and throughout that time, he was supported by his incredibly loyal wife Bernadette.
Senegalese-born former PSG and Nice player, Jean-Pierre Adams has passed away today after being in a coma for 39 years.
In 1982, he had a routine knee surgery but an error from the anaesthetist starved his brain of oxygen. His wife cared for him all those years.
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