Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus.

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Pape Diouf according to report was being treated in a hospital within Senegal after contracting the deadly virus.

He couldn’t survive it and passed away so bitterly.

A statement shared by lfp.fr on his death reads:

“The Ligue de Football Professionnel has learned this evening with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf at the age of 68.

“Journalist, agent, president of Olympique de Marseille from 2005 to 2009, Pape Diouf dedicated his whole life in service of football.

“A member of the LFP administrative council from September 2007 to June 2009, Pape Diouf will be remembered as a charismatic and passionate director.

“In this moment of immense sadness for French football, the LFP offers its condolences to his family and those close to him, and to Olympique de Marseille.”

Diouf became the first black president of a first-tier European club years ago when he first took over as the President of Marseille in 2005.

May his soul rest in peace.

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