Former Australian test cricketer Andrew Symonds has died after a single-vehicle auto accident near Townsville in northeast Australia. He was 46.

Cricket Australia reported Symonds’ death on its website on Sunday, citing a police statement with details of the accident late Saturday night. Queensland Police said the accident occurred at Hervey Range, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Townsville.

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It described Symonds as “a cult hero during the peak of his international playing career and one of the most skilled allrounders Australian cricket has seen”.

With dreadlocks and his face daubed with zinc cream, Symonds always cut a flamboyant figure in the Australian team.

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