Thursday, 26 June 2003

Marc-Vivien Foé dies during match

This is some properly sad shit.

Cameroon international, Marc-Vivien Foé, who spent last season on loan at Manchester City has died during a football match.

"The 28-year-old fell to the ground unchallenged in the 72nd minute of a Confederations Cup semi-final against Colombia in Lyon.

He was treated on the pitch before being stretchered off and receiving further treatment, including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and extra oxygen."

The cause of death has not yet been determined but this has really shocked me.

Foé came to my attention when he was on the verge of a transfer to Man United in 1998. A broken leg scuppered that move and now this.... the poor, unlucky bastard.


Wednesday, 11 June 2003

Classy Freddie Blassie dies aged 85

WWF Hall of Fame inductee Freddie Blassie has died of heart and kidney failure at the age of 85.

He's probably best known for being name-checked in REM's Man On The Moon ("Mr Fred Blassie in a breakfast mess") but Blassie was an absolute master at antagonising wrestling audiences and is regarded as one of the most successful and influential heels ever.

He wrestled his last match in 1985, he was 67.

Link to the Independent's obituary