Legendary Australian cricketer Rod Marsh, widely regarded as one of the greatest wicketkeepers to have played the game, died of a massive heart attack at a charity event.
He had been at a charity event in Queensland state last week when he collapsed.
The legendary cricketer, since then, had been in an induced coma and passed away at a hospital in Adelaide.
Rod Marsh played 96 Tests for the Kangaroos and was also a long-time national selector.
Rod Marsh had 355 Test dismissals to his name in a career that spanned 14 years from 1970 to 1984.
A majority of his dismissals came off the bowling of the legendary Australian bowler Dennis Lillee.
Marsh was the first Australian wicketkeeper to score a Test century.
"It wasn't just his playing ability, although that was a big part of it," former Australian captain and Marsh's former teammate Ian Chappell said in an interview with told Channel Nine.
"The thing about Rod was, you knew where you stood with him, he always said what he thought, and you can handle that because he was up-front," Chappel added.
"Rod is an icon of Australian cricket and his passing signifies a great loss for the game the world over," said Cricket Tasmania while confirming Marsh's death.
Marsh is survived by his wife Roslyn and sons Daniel, Paul and Jamie.
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