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Cricket great Tony Greig has died, age 66

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FORMER England cricket captain and veteran Channel Nine commentator Tony Greig has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 66.

Greig, who played a senior role in Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket revolution and was a distinctive voice in cricket broadcasting, was diagnosed with lung cancer in October. He suffered a heart attack at his home on Saturday morning and died at about 1.45pm (AEDT).

"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 said. It is understood his family were with him when he died.

Initially diagnosed with bronchitis in May, the condition lingered and, by the time of the ICC World Twenty20 that finished in Sri Lanka in October, Greig had tests that revealed a small lesion at the base of his right lung.  

On his return to Australia he had fluid removed from the right lung and testing revealed he had lung cancer.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald

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