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Heart disorder reason for Anthony Foley's death

Wednesday 19 Oct 2016 8:31 a.m.

Anthony Foley (Getty Images)

Anthony Foley (Getty Images)

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Munster and Ireland rugby great Anthony Foley died of an ''acute pulmonary edema'', an autopsy has revealed.

The 42-year-old was found dead in a Paris hotel on Monday morning (NZT) and an autopsy has discovered he had a heart rhythm disorder.

Other toxicological analysis is underway with results due in the next few weeks.

Foley played 62 times for his country and led Munster to a European title in 2006.

His funeral mass will take place on Saturday morning (NZT).

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