Tony Greig dies at the age of 66.

by Guna 2012-12-29 11:01:35

Tony Greig, the former England captain and well-known television commentator, has died after being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. He suffered a heart attack at his home in Sydney on Saturday morning and died at about 1.45pm. He was 66.

"He was rushed into St. Vincent's hospital. The staff of the emergency department worked on Mr Greig to no avail," St Vincent's spokesman David Faktor told Sydney Morning Herald.

Greig had been initially diagnosed with bronchitis in May but his condition did not improve and tests following the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka revealed that he had a lesion on his right lung. On his return to Australia from the tournament, he had "a lot of fluid" drained from the lung, and further testing revealed he had cancer. An integral part of Channel Nine's commentary team, Greig was not on duty at any of the Tests during the Australian summer.
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