Former Richmond Midfielder Shane Tuck Death Dead – Shane Tuck Obituary: Cause of Death

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Former Richmond Midfielder Shane Tuck Death Dead – Shane Tuck Obituary: Cause of Death

Shane tuck the former Richmond Midfielder has passed away.

Shane Tuck (24 December 1981 – 20 July 2020) was a professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Shane was the son of Hawthorn legend and former-VFL/AFL games record holder Michael Tuck and older brother of former Hawthorn footballer Travis Tuck. He was the nephew of Geelong great Gary Ablett Sr and former VFL footballers Geoff and Kevin Ablett. He was cousin to Geelong and Gold Coast players Gary Ablett Jr and Nathan Ablett.

Tuck was married to wife Katherine and had two children, a boy and a girl.

Taken at pick 24 at the 2000 Rookie Draft by Hawthorn, the club of his father, VFL/AFL games record holder Michael Tuck, Tuck spent two seasons at Hawthorn without playing league football before he was cut from the Hawthorn list at the end of the 2001 AFL season.

Tuck played local football in the Mornington Peninsula League in 2002, before moving to South Australia to play with West Adelaide in the SANFL in 2003.

Tuck was drafted at number 73 at the AFL Draft by Richmond. Tuck debuted in 2004.

In 2005, Tuck had a stellar season and played all 22 games Richmond were involved in. In Round 9 against Brisbane, he signalled his amazing transformation by producing a match-winning 31 disposal performance. He became one of the AFL’s premier midfielders and won Richmond’s best clubman award, as well as finishing third in the Best and Fairest.

Tuck played 104 consecutive games between round 1, 2005 and round 16, 2009 and finished his AFL career with 173 games.

Richmond CEO, Brendon Gale paid tribute to Tuck and his family.

“We’re incredibly saddened by the news of Shane’s passing, he will be missed enormously by everyone,” Gale said.

“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.”

Richmond will pay tribute to Tuck by wearing black armbands at this weekend’s match against GWS Giants.

Circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be revealed. We will update you as soon as we have more information about his death.

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