It is with infinite sadness that we learned of the disappearance of our Espoir player, Nicolas Gigot, who had been fighting for his life for over a month.
? All our thoughts are with his family
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– USBPA Bourg Rugby? (@USBPA_Rugby) July 18, 2020
The teenager had resumed training with the Bourg-en-Bresse club in mid-June and was jogging with his teammates in the Seillon forest, in Ain. He was stricken with hyperthermia and fulminant hepatitis. Extraordinary efforts were made to save her life, including the amputation of both her legs.
After fighting for his life for 32 days, the Belgian pillar died at the Croix-Rousse hospital in Lyon. The de Gigot family, originally from Belgium, had traveled to Bourg to be at their son’s bedside.
Gigot and his family had received a message of support from All Blacks legend Dan Carter, the Oyonnax Rugby Club and a host of French players, among others.
Carter wrote, “Hi Nicolas, this is Dan Carter. I know you are going through a terrible time, but I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you from New Zealand. Stay strong and all the best. Thank you my brother. “
??? The FBBP 01 joins the pain of our friends at @ USBPA_Rugby following the tragic death of his young hope Nicolas Gigot?
?? A special thought to his family to whom we send our condolences! pic.twitter.com/5AGMxIWChA
– FBBP01 (@ FBBP01) July 18, 2020
The club demanded that his family’s privacy be respected.
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