CRICKETING legend Tony Greig has died following a suspected heart attack.
Greig, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in October, was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital by ambulance from his Vaucluse home this morning between 10 and 11am.
A St Vincent’s hospital spokesman said Greig arrived at hospital in a “critical” condition and was “dangerously ill”.
Distraught family members gathered at the cricketer’s eastern suburbs home.
Greig’s son Mark told The Sunday Telegraph his father’s cancer had progressed to “stage four”.
“He’s in the best place and is getting the best possible care,” Mark said earlier today.
Friends of the former England captain, who has called Australia home since the 1970s, confirmed he had died this afternoon.
It was only in October that Greig announced he was battling lung cancer.
In November he underwent an operation and chemotherapy to fight the condition.
FACT FILE: TONY GREIG ON THE CRICKET PITCH
Highest score: 148
Bowling average: 32.20
Best bowling: 8-86
One Day Internationals: 22
Highest score: 48
Bowling average: 32.57
Best bowling: 4-45