BREAKING: Former cricketer Max Walker has died

UPDATE: Max Walker had been battling cancer for two years before his death. The Courier Mail has confirmed Walker had

UPDATE: Max Walker had been battling cancer for two years before his death.

The Courier Mail has confirmed Walker had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

Tributes are flowing for the 68-year-old on social media.

Former cricketer Kerry O’Keefe wrote a tribute to Walker on Twitter.

“So sad… melanoma… gentle man… gentle inswingers… won Tests… won series… decent… respectful… vale T Foot!” he wrote.

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BREAKING: There’s been some sad news today for sports fans, with the death of sports commentator and former Australian Test Cricketer Max Walker.

9 News has confirmed the 68 year old has passed away.

Walker had a celebrated 18 year international cricket career, making his Test debut in 1972.

He played 38 Tests for Australia and 70 first-class games for Victoria.

During his career, he was nicknamed Tangles for his unusual bowling.

After his cricket career, he start working with Channel 9 reading sports reports before working as a commentator.

You might remember Walker as the host of the Sunday Footy Show from 1993 to 1998 and Nine’s Wide World of Sports until 1999.

His voice was also heard commentating for the ABC and other radio stations.

In 2011 he was named as a Member of the Order of Australia.

Outside of the world of sports, Walker was renowned for his work with youth and social welfare organisations.

More details will be provided as they come to light.

  1. Suzanne  

    Sad news – and young! He was one of the memorable cricketers. RIP.

  2. Judith Quade Seivwright  

    I remember his great love and respect for his father. Such a gentle man.

  3. Katherine  

    I loved watching him play, he seemed such a lovely man

  4. Elizabeth  

    Loved the man and the cricketer RIP Mr Walker🙏🏻

  5. Peter J Lamb  

    A real character, well loved &sadly missed
    R.I.P. Tangles…….

  6. Karen  

    He will be missed as a gentleman & a great writer. My love of him led me to buy one of his wonderful story books as my Mum has them all. Vale Max & they’ll be ‘bowled over by you up there!”

  7. Gerald Robson  

    Bye Tangles, keep em amused up there (wherever), rememer the fun we had at Smithtown, we joined our 4 hesds together. Still got those signed books. A Tassie gentleman. R.I.P.

  8. Laurie  

    Sad news. He was a real entertainer and an amazing cricketer. He will be missed.

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