Former Adelaide footballer Andrew Rimmer died yesterday aged 79 after a long battle with cancer.
Mr Rimmer, who played for the A-League’s Adelaide United, had battled prostate cancer for nearly two decades, battling a number of different types of the disease.
A friend of Mr Rimmers family, Gary Wilson, told news.com,au Mr Rimming was known for his good nature and his love of golf, and he had a love for fishing, and his son Nicky loved to fish.
“He’ll always be remembered as a kind and gentle man who was so generous, who loved all the people around him, and who always loved to give,” Mr Wilson said.
Mr Ripper, who was a regular on the club’s TV coverage, was known as “The Great One” and was a key member of the Adelaide Football Club. “
And that’s why we all know that he’ll be truly missed.”
Mr Ripper, who was a regular on the club’s TV coverage, was known as “The Great One” and was a key member of the Adelaide Football Club.
The club said it was “a tremendous loss” to the Adelaide community.
“Andrew was a beloved member of our community, and we will miss him enormously,” a statement said.