Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has passed away.

The 46-year-old was involved in a fatal single-car accident in Townsville, Queensland, where he lived after retirement.

Emergency services attempted to revive Symonds but he died from his injuries.

His family released a statement to confirm the news and asked for privacy during their moment of grief.

Symonds becomes Australian Cricket’s third legend to have passed away this year.

Rod Marsh and Shane Warne died this year after suffering suspected heart attacks.

Andrew Symonds played 26 Tests for Australia but his talents were an integral part of Australia’s white-ball sides that dominated the world between 1999 and 2007.

On his day, he was a ferocious hitter with the bat and a wily operator with the ball while being the most talented fielder in his side.

Symonds scoried5,088 runs at 39.75 and took 133 wickets at 37.25 in limited-overs cricket.

He won ODI World Cups in 2003 and 2007, with the former tournament including a stunning, breakout 143 not out against Pakistan that set up the rest of his career.

Born in Birmingham, Symonds played county cricket in the UK for Kent, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, and Surrey.

He also tasted an Ashes win with Australia’s Ashes victory over England in 2006-07.

He held the joint record for most sixes hit in a County Championship innings – he hit 16 in a knock for Gloucestershire against Glamorgan in 1995 – until Ben Stokes bettered his total just last week.

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