Danny Frawley's closest family, wife Anita and daughters Chelsea, Danielle and Keeley have released their first statement since the shock death of the Bungaree football legend in a single car crash on Monday.
Passing of Danny Frawley
On Monday Danny was taken tragically from us.
The Frawley family are devastated, but full of love and pride for a remarkable man who touched the lives of many.
To some he was known as an AFL footballer, coach and media figure, but to his wife Anita and their three daughters; Chelsea, Danielle and Keeley, Danny was a loving husband and a devoted dad. Danny adored his family.
Danny was one of six children, Danny was loved by his mother Shirley and late father Brian. He will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters; Christine, Michael, Tony, Anne and Marita, who will have cherished memories of growing up with Danny on the farm in Bungaree.
The Frawley families are totally shocked and devastated by his passing, but Danny provided us with strength, good humour and unwavering support during his extraordinary life, memories which will be cherished and help us cope with his tragic death.
Danny made friends from all walks of life. He had a smile that would light up a room, an infectious laugh and an easy charm that made people feel good about themselves. He genuinely liked and cared about people and they loved him back.
Danny was to all who knew him a caring, loyal, selfless, loving person who would always put others first before himself and aside from his work in football and media he worked hard to use his profile to remove the stigma associated with depression and encouraged acceptance and support for those who suffered with mental health issues.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone for the outpouring of love and kindness at this time. We are overwhelmed by the messages of support following his death. We are humbled, proud and incredibly touched.
His legacy and love of his family will never be dimmed. Forever in our hearts.