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Death of Munster head coach Anthony Foley linked to heart condition

• Autopsy reveals condition led to build-up of fluid in lungs
• Foley’s funeral to take place in County Clare on Friday

Munster’s head coach Anthony Foley died due to a heart condition which led to a build-up of fluid in his lungs, a French coroner has said. An autopsy has revealed that Foley, 42, whose body was found in his room at the team’s Paris hotel before their scheduled European Champions Cup game against Racing 92 on Sunday, “had a heart rhythm disorder that caused an acute edema of the lungs”, according to www.rugby365.fr.

The coroner said Foley’s death could be “linked to a heart problem”, while further toxicological tests are ongoing and results are “expected in several weeks”.

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