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Australian cricket great Andrew Symonds is killed in a car crash, Townsville, Qld

Australian cricket great Andrew Symonds is killed in a car crash at the age of 46 – shocking the sporting world just weeks after Shane Warne’s fatal heart attack

  • Andrew Symonds was 46 when his vehicle veered off the road and rolled
  • Paramedics tried to revive the sports legend but his injuries were too severe
  • Family confirmed the tragic death and thanked fans for all their support 

Australian cricket great Andrew Symonds has died in a single-car crash at the age of 46, a decade after alcohol derailed his career.

The retired all-rounder died about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville, 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.

The accident is under investigation.

Symonds’ family confirmed his death and thanked friends and fans for their sympathy and support.

His death shocked the sporting world just a few weeks after Shane Warne suffered a fatal heart attack while on holiday in Thailand in March.

Australian cricket great Andrew Symonds (pictured) has died in a single-car crash at the age of 46

Australian cricket great Andrew Symonds (pictured) has died in a single-car crash at the age of 46

Symonds (pictured in Tasmania in 2007) was one of cricket's most popular characters during the peak of his career

Symonds (pictured in Tasmania in 2007) was one of cricket’s most popular characters during the peak of his career

Symonds was one of cricket’s most popular characters during the peak of his career, before he went on to work for Fox Sports.

He played 26 Tests throughout his career between 1999 and 2007 and was a critical member of Australia’s one-day side that won the World Cup.

The star player, affectionately known as ‘Roy’, grew up in Queensland and created a legacy as one of the best allrounders in some of Australia’s greatest teams.

In March 2008, Symonds earned headlines around the world when he flattened a streaker during the final of the international one-day series against India at the Gabba.

‘It was frustration more than anything. I wasn’t trying to hurt him,’ Symonds said in the book ‘On Sport’, released by respected veteran sportswriter and Daily Mail Australia columnist Mike Colman.

Pictured: Andrew Symonds and Katie Johnson attend the Johnnie Walker All Star Party in 2008

Pictured: Andrew Symonds and Katie Johnson attend the Johnnie Walker All Star Party in 2008

Symonds (pictured left) was one of cricket's most popular characters during the peak of his career, before he went on to work for Fox Sports

Symonds (pictured left) was one of cricket’s most popular characters during the peak of his career, before he went on to work for Fox Sports

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