Endearing Twitter star “Philousports” with muscular dystrophy is dead

Twitter figure, known for his love of sport and his benevolence, “Philousports” passed away on Saturday. The influencer suffered from myopathy.

The news fell like a chopper between two matches of Euro football, a sport he was passionate about. Philippe, alias “@philousports“on Twitter, died Saturday, June 19 at the age of 48, said his communication agency on social networks.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved @philousports. We wish we never had to. You were everything to him. He loved you so much,” the agency wrote.

On Twitter, his account is followed by more than 265,600 people. Since 2011, he has made himself known thanks to his humorous tweets on sports news and in particular his GIFs, these short animated video sequences that he cut out. He was best known for his benevolence and for the good humor he displayed in all circumstances.

“I didn’t know it was impossible because of my difference, so I’m doing it,” he wrote as a description on his Twitter profile. He had recounted his daily life as a patient with myopathy in an autobiography “Moi Philousports”.

His posts had allowed him to become an ambassador for several brands in recent years. Recently, he also launched his Twitch channel to maintain the connection with his community.

According to information from the Parisian, he died at the age of 48 from a heart attack that occurred around 5:30 p.m. in Pietracorbara, in Cap Corse (Haute-Corse), where he lived. He had rested for a nap after the Blues game but did not wake up.

Rain of tributes

Unanimously appreciated, a shower of tributes was made to him on Twitter. Many anonymous people who greet a “beautiful person” but also celebrities. Like Kylian Mbappé who describes “an admirable person, with whom I had the chance to exchange. An example for all. A lover of football and of life.”

“My Philou … I have no words … I will miss you so much. You, the benevolent, human, loving, so courageous friend … I will never forget you, I promise you”, reacted the journalist specializing in rugby Isabelle Ithurburu, friend of Philou.

The day before his death, the media Brut devoted a report to the celebrity of Twitter. He would say: “That’s what I want to be when I’m no longer there. Say: ‘Damn! Philou, he would do that! Philou, he would be like that. That’s what I want.”

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