Tributes pour in as Dean Jones passes away at 59
Australian cricket legend Dean Jones, on Thursday, passed away at 59 due to a massive heart attack. Jones, who was a part of Star Sports commentary team for the ongoing Indian T20 League, was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai and doing the off-tube commentary for the tournament that is going on in the UAE.
"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," Star Sports India, the host broadcasters for the Indian T20 League 2020, confirmed the news of Jones's passing in a statement.