The Circumstances Surrounding Christophe Dominici’s Death Make For Difficult Reading

Legend.

Earlier today it was revealed that former France international Christophe Dominici had died “suddenly” near Paris at just 48-years-old.

Dominici, a huge fan-favourite across the globe famous for his entertaining brand of rugby, played for France 67 times and scored 25 tries for his country in a storied career.

A very special British & Irish Lions House of Rugby show – fronted by Sean O'Brien and Alex Goode – is available now and will run for the duration of the tour. Follow and subscribe to it HERE

At club level, Dominici starred for both Toulon and Stade Français. He won five Top 14 titles with Stade Français and helped them to two Heineken Cup finals.

On learning of his death, the France rugby federation tweeted:

“The great French rugby family is in mourning after the tragic death of our winger Christophe Dominici. We are thinking especially of his family and loved ones.”

And in some even more saddening news, it’s now being reported that the 48-year-old climbed on to the roof of an abandoned park building before jumping and falling to his death, officials say. Prosecutors have opened an inquiry into the cause of his death.

Dominici was recently involved in an attempt by a group of Middle East investors to take over PRO D2 club Beziers, who were hoping to become one of Europe’s next top clubs, a project that was ultimately unsuccessful.

A very sad for rugby.


When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them for free on 116 123, email them at [email protected], or visit samaritans.org to find your nearest branch.

You could also call Pieta House on freephone – 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444. If you are in immediate danger or a medical emergency please call Emergency Services on 112 or 999 now