Friday 9 December 2016

French authorities launch 'routine' investigation into death of Anthony Foley

Jane O'Faherty

Published 17/10/2016 | 15:39

Anthony Foley passed away in France
Anthony Foley passed away in France

French authorities are launching a 'routine' investigation into the death of Munster rugby coach Anthony Foley.

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A post-mortem is set to be carried out to determine the cause of the former Irish international’s death at his hotel on Saturday night.

A source in the French police told AFP: “A post-mortem will be carried out, probably today.”

The source added that a police investigation is already underway.

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Investigations into deaths that occur in hotel rooms are routine in France, and are carried out whenever the cause of death is not apparent.

A post-mortem examination generally takes up to seven days, after which the remains are released to the family for burial.

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