Fans to hold silent vigil as Michael Schumacher turns 45 in coma

Michael Schumacher slammed his head against a rock on Sunday while skiing in the French Alps and is in an indced coma.

updated: January 03, 2014 17:00 IST
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Grenoble, France: Fans of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher on Friday prepared to hold a silent vigil for his 45th birthday as he lay in a coma at a French hospital after a weekend skiing accident.

Ferrari, which is bussing in fans from Italy to the hospital in the southeastern French city of Grenoble to stage a silent tribute, also put out a special message on its website, saying "Forza Michael," or "Go Michael" in Italian.

"He is tackling the most important fight of his life and therefore we want to send him very special wishes," Ferrari said, as similar messages poured in from around the world.

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