Anthony Foley, Munster rugby coach has passed away
He died at the age of 42.
Munster coach and rugby hero Anthony Foley died suddenly at the team's hotel in Paris last night.
We regret to announce the sudden passing of @Munsterrugby coach Anthony Foley. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family at this time. RIP
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) October 16, 2016
The Irish Rugby Facebook page confirmed the sad news with a statement:
"It is with deep regret that the Irish Rugby Football Union and Munster Rugby must advise of the passing overnight of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley, at the team hotel in Paris.
Munster Rugby management are liaising directly with Anthony's family and will provide them with any assistance and support required.
The IRFU and Munster Rugby pass on our deepest sympathies to all of Anthony's family and friends and ask for privacy for the family at this sad time.
As a mark of respect to Anthony and his family and to support players, management and staff, Muster Rugby have requested that today's match against Racing 92 be rescheduled.
Munster Rugby thank Racing 92, EPCR, broadcasters and partners, and the many fans who travelled to Paris for their understanding and support at this time."
People took to Twitter to express their condolences.
So very sad to hear the tragic news of Anthony Foley RIP. #anthonyfoley
— Lorcan Kinsella (@Lorcankinsella) October 16, 2016
Horrendous news about Anthony Foley. Thoughts are with his family.
— Maïa Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) October 16, 2016
Shocked by tragic news of Anthony Foley. All at World Rugby send our heart felt condolences and thoughts to family,friends and @Munsterrugby
— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) October 16, 2016