Odille Monk Bio, Wiki
Odille Monk De Villers, 28, was renown for being the daughter of former Springbok coach, Peter De Villiers. She is reported to have died from cancer on Sunday, December 15th, 2019.
Odille Monk Husband
Odille Monk was married on December 20th, 2018 to her husband, Scott as per saweddings. The wedding was held at Langkloof Roses in Wellington. Speaking of her highlight for the day, she said, “Although the whole day was an absolute highlight, my biggest highlights of the day was seeing my husband’s face as I walked down the aisle, walking out of the chapel as husband and wife, definitely the first dance and the intimate moments we spent together.”
Odille Monk Cancer
Odille was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 after a tumour was discovered in her chest. Her father won hearts earlier in 2019 when it was reported that he had been by her side during all her chemotherapy sessions.
“Sometimes I’d just sleep but he’d still stay with me,” Monk told You magazine earlier this year.
Odille had also stated that the support that she had received from her husband, Scott, and the rest of her family had been amazing.
Who is Peter De Villiers?
De Villiers coached the Springboks between 2008 and 2011, was the director of rugby at the University of the Western Cape between 2012 and 2015 and most recently coached Zimbabwe’s national team in 2018-19.
During his tenure as Springbok coach, De Villiers won five out of 11 Tests against the All Blacks – a better record than most Bok coaches in recent times.
The notable achievements for De Villiers as Bok coach was a Tri-Nations win in 2009, as well as a series win over the British and Irish Lions that same year.
He also became known for his controversial off-field comments. South Africa finished bottom in the 2010 and 2011 Tri-Nations, and following a quarter-final defeat to Australia in the 2011 Rugby World Cup did not renew his contract.
Odille Monk Death & Cause
Odille Monk is reported to have died on Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at the age of 28.
Some of the tributes that have poured in on social media for the De Villiers family include:
Former @Springboks coach Peter de Villiers' daughter, Odille Monk, sadly passed away this morning after losing her battle against cancer.
— Shafiek Mouton (@fiekie7) December 15, 2019
1/ Saddened to announce that former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers (PDV) @PeterDeVillier5 has lost his daughter Odille. This just advised me by Peter’s agent, Yasina Sport. Details soon. I’ve always been a great admirer of PDV. Peter is a gracious admirer of my rugby-son. 🇿🇼 pic.twitter.com/39L9rH2j6D
— 🇿🇼Gerald Maguranyanga PILOT (@maguranyanga) December 15, 2019
Sincerest condolences to former Bok coach and the last man to lead a team to a series victory over the B&I Lions, Peter de Villiers, after his daughter Odille lost her battle with cancer.
— Derek Alberts (@derekalberts1) December 15, 2019