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‘Above all else, he was a very decent man’: AFL giant Danny Frawley remembered

Gerard Healy's moving tribute

Former St Kilda footballer, Richmond coach and media star Danny Frawley has died in a car crash in western Victoria.

The car that Frawley was driving left the road and crashed at Millbrook, near Ballan, about 1.30pm on Monday.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle. Police have told 3AW the crash is being treated as case of self-harm and the state’s road toll figure was revised down by one to 197 on Tuesday morning.

Frawley, better known to many by his nickname ‘Spud’, was 56.

Click PLAY below to hear Gerard Healy’s moving tribute to ‘Spud’ as the news of his death emerged

Frawley, a reliable key defender, played 240 games for St Kilda and represented Victoria 11 times.

His coaching highlight was taking the Tigers to a preliminary final in 2001.

Post-football he carved out a successful media career, popular for his larrikin style of humour.

He also served as boss of the AFL coaches’ association and an in-demand public speaker for his candour when talking about dealing with metal health issues.

Anyone needing support can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Gerard Healy's moving tribute
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