Coach Peter de Villiers Loses Daughter, Odille, to Cancer

Odille on her Wedding Day

Condolences have been streaming in after it was reported that former Springbok Coach, Peter de Villiers, lost his daughter, Odille Monk, to Cancer.

She had been diagnosed with lymphoma cancer last year and despite undergoing chemotherapy, the 28 year old lost her battle on Sunday morning.

The coach had been by her side since her diagnosis and she had expressed how grateful she was for his unflinching commitment to helping her through her difficult time.

He promised her that he would be by her side at every chemotherapy appointment and he never broke that promise.

He also shaved his head in a show of loving solidarity.

Odille had also stated that the support that she had received from her husband, Scott, and the rest of her family had been amazing.

Although the coach has not commented on Odille’s passing, his pain and that of his family was evident when he blacked out the profile picture on his Facebook page.

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