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Ron Barassi dead – AFL legend dies aged 87 surrounded by family after suffering complications from a fall | Englishheadline


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AFL legend Ron Barassi has died aged 87 after suffering complications from a fall.

News of the sporting legend’s death was shared by his family who revealed he passed peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.

Ron Barassi has died aged 87 after suffering complications from a fall

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Ron Barassi has died aged 87 after suffering complications from a fallCredit: Getty

A family statement said: “After a full and extraordinary life, Ronald Dale Barassi, aged 87, left us today due to complications from a fall.

“He died peacefully, surrounded by loving family. We ask for privacy at this time.”

Ron was a prominent figure in Aussie Rules football and was the first-ever player to be inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

He played 253 senior VFL games during his career, 204 at Melbourne and later 49 for Carlton.

Ron Barassi pictured in 1953 playing with the Melbourne Demons during AFL training

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Ron Barassi pictured in 1953 playing with the Melbourne Demons during AFL trainingCredit: Getty



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