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Former Tiger and Hawk dies age 38

Richmond and Hawthorn have paid tribute too Shane Tuck who passed away on Monday at the age of 38.

Tuck played 173 AFL games after debuting for Richmond in 2004.

He belonged to a famous AFL family, with his father Michael a legend of the Hawthorn Football Club, with whom he won seven premierships, including four as captain.

Richmond chief executive Brendon Gales paid tribute to Tuck, who died this morning.

"We're incredibly saddened by the news of Shane's passing, he will be missed enormously by everyone," Gale said in a statement.

"We send our deepest condolences to Shane's family and loved ones — his wife Kat, children Will and Ava, parents Michael and Fay, and the extended Tuck family.

"Shane was a warrior on the field, giving everything to the team each week, and a humble, fun-loving person off the field."

Hawthorn President Jeff Kennett also paid tribute.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Shane,” Kennett said in a statement.

“There are few words that we can express at this time, other than to convey our devout sadness and sympathy to the Tuck family.

“The Board of Directors, Past Players and Officials Association, management, staff and players of Hawthorn Football Club extend their sincerest condolences to Shane’s parents Michael and Fay, his wife Kat, children Will and Ava, and the extended Tuck family.”



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