Players who passed away during their playing days?

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ossie_21

Premium Platinum
May 28, 2010
11,144
13,743
Melbourne (ex-Perth)
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Everton
Slight stretch, but I remember reading an article about this guy a few years ago when he was with Carlton/Northern Blues. I remember the article because part of the story he was on an exercise bike and continuously pushing himself to the limit, seemed to have a great work ethic and looked to be built like a brick shithouse

 

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Ron The Bear

Come on Sydney, come on!
Jul 4, 2006
33,630
33,527
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Fewest days between final game and death

DaysPlayerClub(s)CareerGamesGoalsAgeLast GameCause
5Downs, LyleCa1917-1921473124y346d1921-07-02heart attack
5Tassell, DougEs1969-197020024y174d1970-06-15car accident
7Brock, GeorgeNM19414322y121d1941-07-26military plane collision
7McCarthy, John S.Co,PA2008-2012391522y295d2012-09-02fall
9Witto, LesCa19266023y109d1926-08-14tetanus infection
10McKay, DinnySy1897141429y267d1897-08-07peritonitis
11Moriarty, DanFi,Me1897-190374428y8d1903-08-15hit by train
37Millane, DarrenCo1984-19911477826y59d1991-08-31car accident
45De Gruchy, HaroldMe19011020y185d1901-06-29died in hospital (?)
59Collins, NormFi,Ca,Ha1924-1933921529y114d1933-07-01hanging/suicide
92Sankey, MaurieCa1959-19651006125y285d1965-08-21car accident
100McMillan, CharlieFi19118423y349d1911-09-02cancer
110Gibb, RayHa,Ri1950-195328424y279d1953-05-23motorbike accident
113Broadbridge, TroyMe2001-200440224y82d2004-09-04drowned
121James, Ron R.WB1987-198916619y57d1989-09-02water skiing accident
127Willis, BrianWB19512021y243d1951-04-28brain haemorrhage
128Knight, JimGe,Ca1939-1943576125y281d1943-06-05military plane crash
154Stewart, Jim L.NM1938-1941351924y349d1941-08-30appendicitis
168Ogden, TerryMe,Ca1932-193418023y342d1934-09-15pleurisy
173Eastick, BillSy1913-191415226y223d1914-05-02illness (?)
182Magor, DougSy,WB1967-19689121y232d1968-07-13car accident
190Hamilton, GordonSy19402020y225d1940-08-17drowned
196Pearce, ArthurSt1900-190127621y66d1901-08-24typhoid
221Murphy, TimSt19011023y163d1901-05-25typhoid
223Allister, JackEs,NM1938-1945595527y7d1945-08-11pneumonia
230Phillips, FredSt1924-193213410727y329d1932-09-03blood poisoning
246Cordner, AlanGe,Co1911-191423224y354d1914-08-22war (Gallipoli)
301Challis, GeorgeCa1912-1915701625y157d1915-09-18war (France)
306Barassi, Ron J.Me1936-1940588427y280d1940-09-28war (Tobruk)
316Williams, GerrySt1899-190011423y226d1900-06-30hit by train
316Truscott, KeithMe1937-1942503126y315d1942-05-16military plane crash
323McLennan, NormFi1907-19087222y32d1908-05-02unknown (?)
327Young, GusHa1939-194010526y11d1940-07-06military ship sinking
329Jones, ArthurFi19147323y299d1914-09-12war (Gallipoli)
333Landy, BillGe19152119y24d1915-08-21war (France)
344Davey, GeoffSy1965-196614221y274d1966-06-25died in hospital (?)
345Reid, Bruce K.Sy1968-19695020y90d1969-07-05car accident
349Sawley, GordonSy19417829y47d1941-08-30military plane crash
358Nolan, BillRi1914-191530427y323d1915-07-31war (France)
359Fleming, TedMe,Un1905-19082023y112d1908-05-23ruptured blood vessel
 

CharlieMortdecai

Premiership Player
Aug 17, 2009
4,072
3,124
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Fewest days between final game and death

DaysPlayerClub(s)CareerGamesGoalsAgeLast GameCause
5Downs, LyleCa1917-1921473124y346d1921-07-02heart attack
5Tassell, DougEs1969-197020024y174d1970-06-15car accident
7Brock, GeorgeNM19414322y121d1941-07-26military plane collision
7McCarthy, John S.Co,PA2008-2012391522y295d2012-09-02fall
9Witto, LesCa19266023y109d1926-08-14tetanus infection
10McKay, DinnySy1897141429y267d1897-08-07peritonitis
11Moriarty, DanFi,Me1897-190374428y8d1903-08-15hit by train
37Millane, DarrenCo1984-19911477826y59d1991-08-31car accident
45De Gruchy, HaroldMe19011020y185d1901-06-29died in hospital (?)
59Collins, NormFi,Ca,Ha1924-1933921529y114d1933-07-01hanging/suicide
92Sankey, MaurieCa1959-19651006125y285d1965-08-21car accident
100McMillan, CharlieFi19118423y349d1911-09-02cancer
110Gibb, RayHa,Ri1950-195328424y279d1953-05-23motorbike accident
113Broadbridge, TroyMe2001-200440224y82d2004-09-04drowned
121James, Ron R.WB1987-198916619y57d1989-09-02water skiing accident
127Willis, BrianWB19512021y243d1951-04-28brain haemorrhage
128Knight, JimGe,Ca1939-1943576125y281d1943-06-05military plane crash
154Stewart, Jim L.NM1938-1941351924y349d1941-08-30appendicitis
168Ogden, TerryMe,Ca1932-193418023y342d1934-09-15pleurisy
173Eastick, BillSy1913-191415226y223d1914-05-02illness (?)
182Magor, DougSy,WB1967-19689121y232d1968-07-13car accident
190Hamilton, GordonSy19402020y225d1940-08-17drowned
196Pearce, ArthurSt1900-190127621y66d1901-08-24typhoid
221Murphy, TimSt19011023y163d1901-05-25typhoid
223Allister, JackEs,NM1938-1945595527y7d1945-08-11pneumonia
230Phillips, FredSt1924-193213410727y329d1932-09-03blood poisoning
246Cordner, AlanGe,Co1911-191423224y354d1914-08-22war (Gallipoli)
301Challis, GeorgeCa1912-1915701625y157d1915-09-18war (France)
306Barassi, Ron J.Me1936-1940588427y280d1940-09-28war (Tobruk)
316Williams, GerrySt1899-190011423y226d1900-06-30hit by train
316Truscott, KeithMe1937-1942503126y315d1942-05-16military plane crash
323McLennan, NormFi1907-19087222y32d1908-05-02unknown (?)
327Young, GusHa1939-194010526y11d1940-07-06military ship sinking
329Jones, ArthurFi19147323y299d1914-09-12war (Gallipoli)
333Landy, BillGe19152119y24d1915-08-21war (France)
344Davey, GeoffSy1965-196614221y274d1966-06-25died in hospital (?)
345Reid, Bruce K.Sy1968-19695020y90d1969-07-05car accident
349Sawley, GordonSy19417829y47d1941-08-30military plane crash
358Nolan, BillRi1914-191530427y323d1915-07-31war (France)
359Fleming, TedMe,Un1905-19082023y112d1908-05-23ruptured blood vessel
You forgot Arthur Brennan - 10,990 days
 

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