Death of Tony Greig

October 6, 1946 - December 29, 2012
Sydney, Australia | Age 66

Former England cricket captain dies
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SYDNEY (AP) — Tony Greig, the South Africa-born cricketer who became England captain and later continued to make his mark on the game as a revered commentator in Australia, died Saturday of a heart attack as he battled what appeared to be incurable lung cancer.

The Sydney-based Greig, 66, was initially diagnosed with bronchitis in May, but the condition lingered and in October he had tests that revealed a small lesion at the base of his right lung.


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