You can’t follow a match on Twitter without stumbling across one of his tweets. With always this benevolence, the sense of the formula and an acute passion for the beautiful game, Philousports has marked the lives of many people. The author died on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the age of 49 after succumbing to a heart attack. A shock for her nearly 300,000 subscribers on social networks and all those who had the chance to know her.
“Philippe Vignolo died around 5.30 p.m. of a heart attack in his village of Pietracorbara”, with his beloved animals. “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved Philou. We would have liked never to have to do so. You were everything to him. He loved you so much.“, sadly announced the agency which represented Philousports.
Over the years, numerous interviews and the publication of an autobiography, Me, Philousports (ed. Hachette), the influencer had met many personalities. Very touched, many of them paid tribute to him on social networks, like Kylian Mbappé, a few hours after facing Hungary. “An admirable person, with whom I had the chance to exchange. An example for all. A lover of football and of life. Sad news. Rest in peace my Philou”, wrote the attacker on Twitter while posting a photo of their meeting.
“My Philou … I have no words … I will miss you so much. You the benevolent friend, human, loving, so courageous … I will never forget you, I promise you. Thought to all the people who love you count on us to keep your spirit alive here“, underlined Isabelle Ithurburu.
So Foot, France Rugby, PSG, AS Saint-Etienne, Telefoot, Nathalie Ianetta, Valentin Rongier (OM), Marie Portolano, Eurosport, FC Nantes, Florian Thauvin, RMC Sports and so many other clubs and sports personalities paid tribute to Philousports.