Well-known French soccer referee Johan Hamel has died at the age of 42. The referee association SAFE announced his death. According to data from L’Equipe and Midi Libre the referee apparently suffered a stroke during training. Hamel officiated 136 Ligue 1 games and 250 professional games overall. He completed his last assignment on November 6th at the Lille-Rennes game, last weekend he was in action as a video assistant referee (VAR) at Paris St. Germain-Auxerre.