LILLE - French coach Bruno Metsu, best known for leading Senegal into the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, has died from cancer at the age of 59, friends said on Tuesday. "He died overnight at 3:30 am," executive director of BCM Gravelines-Dunkirk basketball club Herve Beddeleem confirmed. "I am shattered by this news. Bruno had everything to be happy - an exemplary professional career, money, a happy marriage and children and then this cancer takes him away. It's just incredible," he said. Metsu stood down as coach of Dubai first division side Al Wasl in October due to health reasons. He subsequently told L'Equipe newspaper in July that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer after undergoing medical examinations to discover why he had felt ill.–AFP