The daddy of three, who went on to work as a sports activities commentator after retiring in 1995, is considered one of many most interesting AFL gamers in historical past.
He made 240 appearances for AFL aspect St Kilda, captaining the membership from 1987 to 1995. In 1988, he was named the membership’s greatest and fairest and 12 years in the past was inducted within the St Kilda Corridor of Fame.
Frawley, nicknamed Spud as a result of he grew up on a potato farm, leaves behind his spouse Anita and three daughters, Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle.
“Our ideas are with Anita, and daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle, and we’ll do no matter we will to help them within the days, weeks and months forward,” the assertion learn.
“He was a larger-than-life character, a beneficiant and heat character, and a favorite son who has left an indelible mark on St Kilda.
“Danny was an energetic member of our Previous Gamers’ Committee and a much-loved champion to our 1000’s of supporters.
“We share our grief with them and we’ll endeavor to supply a chance for them to share their very own private tributes within the coming days.”
In line with the Australian Related Press information company, Frawley died when the pickup truck he was driving hit a tree in regional Victoria. Investigators are working to find out the reason for the crash.
Frawley had commentated on the AFL for Triple M, Fox Sports activities, SEN and the 9 Community and up till final 12 months labored part-time as a defensive coach for St Kilda.
Peter Campbell, Foxtel’s CEO and Head of Sport, mentioned in a press release: “The Fox Sports activities household, and notably Fox Footy, right this moment misplaced one among its personal — a frontrunner, a person of unimaginable ardour, perception and love for his household and for his sport.
“Our deepest love and needs go to spouse Anita and their three daughters Chelsea, Danielle, and Keeley and to his many teammates, each in entrance and behind the digicam.
“Danny gave us so many laughs and magic moments, from his taking part in days at St Kilda, teaching at Richmond after which his gifted touches at Fox Footy, as late as Saturday evening on his favorite program, Bounce.”