Agence France-PresseOctober 15, 2013 04:30
French coach Bruno Metsu, best known for leading Senegal into the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, has died from cancer at the age of 59, friends said on Tuesday.
"He died overnight at 3:30 a.m," said Herve Beddeleem, the executive director of BCM Gravelines-Dunkirk basketball club told AFP, confirming a report in La Voix du Nord newspaper.
"I am shattered by this news. Bruno had everything to be happy - an exemplary professional career, money, a happy marriage and children and then this cancer takes him away. It's just incredible," he said.