Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds passed away at the age of 46 in a single-car crash late on Saturday.
As per a report in Daily Mail, the former all-rounder died in Hervey Range, 50 km west of Townsville in far north Queensland, when his vehicle left the road and rolled.
“Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries,” Queensland Police said on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia issued a statement and confirming the shocking development. “Australian cricket has lost another of its very best. Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history.
“He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends. On behalf of Australian cricket our deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s family, team-mates, and friends.”
The accident is under investigation. Meanwhile, Symonds’ family confirmed of his passing away and also thanked their friends and fans for their sympathy and support.
Notably, the unfortunate incident shocked the sporting world just a few weeks after another Aussie great Shane Warne had suffered a fatal heart attack while on holiday in Thailand in March.
Following the tragic news of the death of Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, the cricketing world bid farewell to one of the most well-liked former stars.