Brett Lee tried to give CPR to Dean Jones after he suffered a heart attack
New Delhi : Former Australian batsman Dean Jones died on Thursday after he suffered a heart attack at a hotel in Mumbai. Former pacer Brett Lee was with him when he suffered the heart attack and soon after Jones fell on the lobby of the hotel, Mr Lee tried a CPR, but failed to revive him. Jones was 59. A beloved cricketer and commentator, Jones' death came as a shock to the cricket fraternity.
"Daily Mail Australia understands Jones collapsed in the lobby of the hotel as he entered with former fast bowler Brett Lee, who desperately tried to revive him with CPR," the newspaper wrote on its website.
"According to close friends, Jones went for a run on Thursday morning before suffering the heart attack at lunchtime," it said.
Earlier in the day, STAR India confirmed the news of Jones`s passing away.
"It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest," STAR India said in a statement.
"We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements."
Jones played 52 Tests for Australia, amassing 3,631 runs at 46.55 with 11 centuries and 14 fifties. In 164 ODIs, he scored 6,068 runs at 44.61 with seven tons and 46 fifties.