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