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Former AFL player Cameron McCarthy dies at 29

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Western Australia police have confirmed the death of former Fremantle and Greater Western Sydney player Cameron McCarthy on Friday, 9News reported.

Paramedics called on Thursday in Lake Coogee and was confirmed a 29-year-old male was deceased.

“The death is being treated as non-suspicious. A report will be prepared for the coroner,” Police said.

McCarthy played 21 games for the Giants in Sydney after was drafted with pick 14 in 2013.

He then joined Fremantle in 2016 where he played 49 games in total and was the club’s leading goal kicker in 2017.

Mid-2020 season, McCarthy collapsed at training and was later diagnosed with epilepsy.

After his death, both his former teams Dockers and Giants released the statements as well as The AFL Players Association says it was “a terribly sad time” for the code.

In paying tribute of him, The Dockers will reportedly wear black armbands during Friday night’s game against the Swans at Optus Stadium.

The AFL World is in shock and mourning after the death of 29-year-old McCarthy.


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