A year ago, Christophe Dominici, icon of French rugby, died suddenly.
This Wednesday, the Stade Français Paris and many rugby players paid tribute to the former winger, hero in particular of the semi-final of the 1999 World Cup won against the All Blacks.
“The legacy and the imprint that Domi left here is our foundation.
We will never forget it, ”
tweeted the Parisian club.
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At the end of October, the Stade Français inaugurated a Christophe-Dominici stadium in the Bois de Boulogne, renaming the former Stade du Saut du Loup. Before inaugurating this venue where players from the capital train, Stade Français joined forces with RC Toulon - the two clubs where "Domi" played - to create a trophy in his name, put back into play each season. during the two confrontations between Parisians and Varois. In Marcoussis, the FFR has decided to rename the bar of the residence of the French teams, “Chez Domi”.
A year after his sudden death, the causes of Christophe Dominici's death still remain a mystery.
His family categorically refutes the suicide thesis.
His father Jean-Marie, known as “Jeannot”, confided in the columns of the
that “many people did not do what was necessary”.
And to add:
“He had spent three months at home.
I was the one who gave him his medicine every morning.
He must not be let go.
He had to be surrounded constantly.
(...) He left his house one morning.
We should never have let him out. ”
I still do not understand the expression "turn the page".
You can't rebuild your life.
We continue it, that's all ...
His wife Loretta Denaro
His late wife, Loretta Denaro, still lives in the Hauts-de-Seine, in Boulogne-Billancourt, with her two daughters Chiara and Mya. Asked by
, she said:
(Laporte, president of the FFR and very close friend)
has never let go of us. His presence is constant. He is a quiet, quiet force for us. Bernard is one of those who have a thousand things to say about Christophe. These stories are good for the little ones, who are looking for this kind of thing. It brings back to life the nice gangster we used to know.
"She has learned to live with this excruciating pain:
" I still do not understand the expression 'turn the page'. You can't rebuild your life. We continue it, that's all ... "