Federico Martin Aramburu dead at 42: Tributes paid to Argentina rugby hero after he's allegedly shot dead

Federico Martin Aramburu dead at 42: Tributes paid to Argentina rugby hero after he's allegedly shot dead

ARGENTINA rugby star Federico Martin Aramburu has died after being allegedly shot dead aged 42.

Stade Francais Paris rugby team released a statement on social media following the news he had died in the French capital.


It read: "It is with great sadness that the Stade Français Paris learns of the death of Federico Martín Aramburú in tragic circumstances.

"All our thoughts go out to his family, his loved ones, his clubs and his selection."

Aramburu made 24 appearances for the Argentine national team, debuting in 2004.

He went on to play in the 2007 World Cup for the South Americans and scored 40 points during his international career.

At that World Cup 15 years ago, Argentina made it all the way to the semi-finals before they were beaten by eventual champions South Africa.

They then beat France in the third place play-off to earn themselves a memorable bronze medal.

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Meanwhile, at club level he played for Biarritz Olympique, Perpignan, US Dax, Glasgow Warriors and CASI.

Tributes have poured in for the former rugby star following his horrific death.

One gutted fan took to social media to say: "So sad to leave like this."

While another added: "Horrendous news. Very sad to hear this."

And a third heartbreakingly responded: "Tragic news. Fede was a lovely person!"

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