Cricket star Con de Lange dead aged just 38 after brave battle with brain tumour

Cricket star Con de Lange dead aged just 38 after brave battle with brain tumour

April 19, 2019

CRICKET star Con de Lange has died aged just 38 after a brave battle with a brain tumour.

The Scotland international was diagnosed with the illness last year.

He enjoyed a brief stint in England's County Championship with Northamptonshire during his career.

The all-rounder made 13 ODI and eight T20 appearances for Scotland since his debut in 2015.

De Lange – who was born in South Africa – is survived by his wife Claire and two children.

His death was tragically announced early on Friday morning by Sport24.

He was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in early 2018 but the awful news was not made public until October 2018.

De Lange had to undergo an operation, chemotherapy and radiation treatment in his fight against the illness.

A statement from Cape Cobras, who he played for in South Africa, read: "We send our condolences to the family of former Cape Cobras cricketer Con de Lange who sadly passed away this morning."

Tributes poured in for him by former team-mates, friends and fans across social media.

Absolutley devastated to wake up to the news that former Northants champ and friend, Con De Lange has passed away. One of the greatest blokes you will ever meet. Never forgotten ?

With great sadness, yesterday evening Con de Lange passed away at the age of 38.

All of the PCA’s thoughts are with his wife Claire, their two children and all of his family and friends.

Sad to hear of the passing of Con De Lange. Thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. RIP

RIP Con De Lange!!somebody who’s been taken way too soon…great team man,somebody who you always wanted in your team…had so many great memories with him…condolences to Claire and the kids…

Really sad to hear of the passing of Con de Lange overnight. Condolences to his family. #RIP

Thoughts within the family and friends of Con de Lange this morning as well as our friends @CricketScotland . Very sad news

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