Former AFL player dead at 38

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Former Richmond AFL player Shane Tuck has died, aged 38.

The midfielder played 173 matches for the Tigers between 2004 and 2013.

Shane’s father, Michael is a legend of the Hawthorn Football Team. During his time at Hawthorn, he won 7 premierships.

Hawthorn confirmed the sad passing of Shane in a statement.

“On behalf of the Tuck family, the Hawthorn Football Club is deeply saddened to inform the football community of the passing of Shane Tuck,” the statement read.

“Shane passed away this morning at the age of 38. Hawthorn Football Club and the entire football community extend their deepest condolences to the Tuck family and ask that their privacy is respected during this time.”

Shane leaves behind his wife, Kat, and two children, Will and Ava.

For crisis support, please contact Lifeline at 13 11 14, and Beyond Blue at and 1300 22 4636.

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