Wednesday 25 April 2018

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

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

Jane O'Faherty

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

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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