Young French rugby player Franck Lascassies died this week at the age of 21.
The prop had began his career with Bayonne, before joining Pau in 2017.
He was also selected for the France team in all the U17, U18, U19 and U20 between 2015 and 2019.
France Rugby tweeted: “We learned with immense sadness of the death of Franck Lascassies, a former player of our teams of #FranceJeunes at the age of 21. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.”
⚫️ Nous avons appris avec une immense tristesse aujourd’hui le décès de Franck Lascassies, ancien joueur de nos équipes de #FranceJeunes à l’âge de 21 ans. Toutes nos condoléances à sa famille et à ses proches. 😥🙏 pic.twitter.com/aIAaUXSRVn— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) June 11, 2020
Bayonne tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Franck Lascassies, 21, who went through the categories at Bayonne before leaving for Pau. The club offers its sincere condolences to the whole family and loved ones of Franck.”
Pau also paid tribute to him.
La Section a appris avec une immense tristesse la disparition de Franck Lascassies, joueur du Centre de Formation de 2017 à 2019.— SectionPaloise (@SectionPaloise) June 11, 2020
Dans cette terrible épreuve le club s’associe à la douleur de la famille et de ses proches. pic.twitter.com/06TXHID1sG
The causes of death have not been revealed. His funeral takes place this Friday.