Ron Barassi dead – AFL legend dies aged 87 surrounded by his family after suffering complications from a fall

AFL legend Ron Barassi has died aged 87 following a fall.

News of the sporting legend’s death was shared by his family, who revealed that he passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.

Ron Barassi died at the age of 87 as a result of a fall


Ron Barassi died at the age of 87 as a result of a fallPhoto credit: Getty

A family statement said: “After a full and extraordinary life, Ronald Dale Barassi left us today at the age of 87 due to complications from a fall.”

“He died peacefully, surrounded by a loving family. We ask for privacy at this time.”

Ron was a prominent figure in Aussie Rules Football and was the first player ever to be inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

During his career he played 253 senior VFL games, 204 with Melbourne and later 49 for Carlton.

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