PARIS (AP) - Jean-Pierre Adams, the former France and Paris Saint-Germain defender who spent 39 years in a coma, has died. He was 73.
In a poignant tribute on Monday, PSG called him the club’s “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,” PSG said in a statement Monday.
Adams, cared for by his wife Bernadette, has been lying in a coma at his home in the southern French city of Nimes since 1982.
He was injured in a match and required knee surgery. During the operation at Lyon Hospital, an anaesthetic error saw him fall into a coma.