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Pierre Adams, comatose since 1982, dies

French football player Pierre Adams, who had been in a coma since 1982 due to faulty anesthesia, died.

Pierre Adams, football player of the French National Team, who fell into a coma on March 17, 1982 as a result of faulty anesthesia, died today. The football player, who was in a coma for 39 years, succumbed to the struggle for life at the age of 73.

Jean-Plerre Adams lost his 39-year battle for life today.

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Adams, who fell into a coma on 17 March 1982 as a result of faulty anesthesia during meniscus surgery, passed away today. Married in 1969, Adams was able to live with his wife for 13 years.

Adams played for Nimes Olympique (1970-1973), OGC Nice (1973-1977) and Paris Saint-Germain (1977-1979).

Adams was nicknamed the “Black guard” after his rapport with Marius Tresor in the National Team.

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Jean-Pierre Adams was a French professional footballer who played as a defender for clubs such as Nîmes and Nice. He remained in a coma from mistakes he made during a hospital operation from March 1982 until his death in 2021.

Born: March 10, 1948, Dakar, Senegal
Date and place of death: 6 September 2021, Nîmes, France
Spouse: Bernadette Adams (d. 1969–2021)
Position: Defense