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Former Marseille President Pape Diouf has died after contracting coronavirus, the club has announced. Diouf was 68 and was president between 2005 and 2009 when Marseille finished second in Ligue 1 twice and reached two French Cup finals, as per a BBC report.

"Pape will remain in the hearts of the Marseillais forever, as one of the great architects in the club's history," Marseille posted on Twitter.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) said: "Journalist, agent, president of Olympique de Marseille, Pape Diouf dedicated his whole life in service of football.
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