MUNSTER legend Anthony Foley died from a heart rhythm disorder caused by an ‘acute pulmonary oedema’, an autopsy has determined.
The former Ireland rugby international was found dead in his hotel in Paris on Sunday after failing to show for a scheduled meeting with his Munster colleagues.
Foley’s remains are being flown to Shannon Airport on Wednesday ahead of his funeral at St Flannan’s Church in Co. Clare on Friday.
The Munster Rugby Supporters Club London Branch have opened a book of condolence at the Irish Embassy in Grosvenor Place, which will remain open to the public from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day until Friday, October 21.
— MRSC London (@MRSCLondon) October 17, 2016
The cause of death, pulmonary oedema, is a build-up of fluid in the lungs and can lead to fatal respiratory distress or cardiac arrest.
The results of further tests, such as toxicology reports, are expected to emerge in the coming weeks.
Foley, who lifted the Heineken Cup in 2006, played over 200 games for Munster and earned 62 caps for Ireland, with whom he won the Triple Crown in 2004.