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Dean Jones dead at 59: Australian cricket legend suffers heart attack while covering IPL in Mumbai hotel bio-bubble


AUSTRALIAN cricket legend Dean Jones has died aged 59 from a heart attack.

Jones had been staying in a seven-star, bio-secure hotel in Mumbai while covering the IPL for Star Sports.

The legendary Aussie batsman is said to have suffered a 'massive heart attack' in the hotel, with Star Sports releasing a statement.

It read: "It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr Dean Mervyn Jones AM.

"He died of a sudden cardiac arrest.

"We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time.

"We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements.

"Dean Jones was one of the great ambassadors of the game associating himself with cricket development across South Asia.

"He was passionate about discovering new talent and nurturing young cricketers.

"He was a champion commentator whose presence and presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans.

"He will be sorely missed by everyone at Star and his millions of fans across the globe."

Jones scored 3,631 runs at an average of 46.55 in 52 Test matches for Australia.

'Deano' scored 11 centuries, including a top score of 216, playing a huge role in Allan Border's legendary side.

Jones also scored 6,068 runs in 164 one-day internationals, including seven tons and a whopping 46 fifties.


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