It's hard to believe it but today is the 14th anniversary of the sudden death of ex-Hammer Marc Vivien Foe! Marc lost his life at the age of 28 in 2003 after suffering a cardiac event whilst on the pitch whilst during a confederations Cup Semi Final clash for Cameroon against Colombia. In tragic scenes, Foe collapsed near the centre circle and could not be revived as players and the watching world looked on in horror.
The Cameroon international joined the Hammers in 1999 from Lens for £4 million in a season that saw them enjoy a UEFA adventure under then boss, Sir Harry Redknapp. He played 38 games scoring once but then returned to Lyon in France for a 6 Million fee in 2000. He subsequently enjoyed a loan spell at Man City where he was under contract when he died due to Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
A likeable and hugely talented giant of a man, he is remembered fondly.
Rest in Peace big fella!