On Thursday, former Australia cricketer and a well known commentator Dean Jones passed away due to cardiac arrest. Jones was 59. He was in Mumbai for his commitments of Indian Premier League broadcasting setup. The commentator had been in a healthy condition but suddenly suffered the heart attack at a hotel in Mumbai earlier today.
Around 11 AM, Jones, after having breakfast, attended a briefing session for the IPL broadcast and later had been chatting to his colleagues in a corridor when suddenly, he collapsed and fell down. He was rushed to the Harkisandas Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
IPL Broadcaster Star India issued a statement:
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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Many cricketers’ and officials from the cricketing world condoled on his demise.