The body of a 48-year-old former athlete was found in a park in the town of Saint-Cloud near Paris. According to an eyewitness, he would jump off the roof of an unused building.
The man, who has represented his country in 67 games, apparently took his own life voluntarily because of a depression that would bother him since the death of a loved one.
In 2007 he published an autobiography in which he admitted that he was a victim of sexual abuse. After his acting career, he worked for the media in addition to training and worked as a television expert.