Tributes continue to flow for St Kilda legend Danny Frawley as the AFL community comes to terms with his death in a car accident.
The much-loved AFL figure died on Monday when the ute he was driving hit a tree near Ballarat. No-one else was in the car at the time.
A makeshift shrine has been set up outside the main entry of the Saints’ Moorabbin headquarters, with floral tributes, scarves and guernseys left by grieving fans.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews added to the chorus of tributes on Tuesday morning.
“This is a very sad event and I think that every footy fan, all Victorians, are saddened by Danny Frawley’s passing and we send our love and best wishes to his wife and kids,” Andrews said.
“This is a really sad thing … he was not only a champion footballer but a champion bloke.
“He very bravely spoke about some of the challenges that he faced as so many people have, and particularly in recent times.
“I think that every day there are clear reminders and calls to action to do more to support those in our community who live with mental illness.”
The father of three turned 56 on Sunday.
Renowned as one of the AFL’s great full-backs, Frawley played 240 games for St Kilda between 1984-95.
He captained the Saints for 177 games, then a club record.
Frawley coached Richmond for five years, taking them to a 2001 preliminary final.
He is survived by his wife Anita and daughters Chelsea, Danielle and Keeley.
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