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


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.

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.

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