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David Murray, 72, of St. John’s, died on Saturday

David Murray, 72, of St. John's, died on Saturday

West Indies cricket great David Murray dead at 72

The West Indies cricket legend David Murray passed away on Saturday night at his home. He was 72.

According to the West Indies Broadcasting Corporation (WICB), Murray’s former teammate Courtney Walsh described the cricket world as “without a man who had been as good as any who have passed.”

WICB said Murray’s body was now at the Barbados National Heroes Cemetery in Carriacou, St. John’s and that he had been in Barbados for the last week.

According to WICB Murray had been battling a series of heart attacks in the last few years. He had a heart attack in February 2015 and another in November of that year.

He was a legend of the cricket wicket and his playing and training methods on and off the field were described as “innovative, inspiring and extraordinary.”

Murray died surrounded by his family and friends in his home in St. John’s.

The West Indies legend had been active in both cricket and health issues in the last few years and was reported to have suffered two heart attacks earlier this month.

Murray is believed to to have been an active participant in West Indies cricket and is expected to be remembered as a true pioneer.

In a 2015 interview with ESPNcricinfo, Murray spoke of the “unspoken feeling of gratitude that all of us hold for our families, our friends, our teammates.”

“We know that we have done something special for them. We have done that thing that nobody else has done before us. I have never come across anything that anybody has done that nobody else has done. I’ve been doing this for 60 years, and I have never come across anything like what we have done.

“I thought that was special. It is what I was looking for when I was young, which was a cause for hope that you could do something different, that you could do something different with your life.”

Murray made his Test debut for West Indies in 1970 and

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