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What happened to Darren Millane?

What happened to Darren Millane?

Death. On 7 October 1991, Millane was killed in a car crash while intoxicated. In the early morning of the day, he was driving on Queens Road, near Albert Park Lake, before he clipped a semi-trailer and rolled his car, being killed instantly.

Where is Darren Millane buried?

Darren “Pants” Millane

Birth 9 Aug 1965 Victoria, Australia
Death 7 Oct 1991 (aged 26) Victoria, Australia
Burial Springvale Botanical Cemetery Springvale, Greater Dandenong City, Victoria, Australia
Plot Presbyterian, Compartment O, Section 18, Grave 08
Memorial ID 180336400 · View Source

Where was Darren Millane born?

Dandenong, Australia
Darren Millane/Place of birth

Why did they call Darren Millane pants?

The thumb of his left hand was broken in two places. Each final he played, including the grand final, he broke the thumb anew. That’s the legend of Darren “Pants” Millane. As his nickname suggests, Darren Millane had a life outside the game.

How old was Darren Millane when he died?

26 years (1965–1991)
Darren Millane/Age at death

What AFL player died today?

Former Demon and Bulldogs player Greg Parke has died just hours before seeing his teams compete in the 2021 AFL Grand Final. The former Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs player is reported to have died on Saturday morning at the age of 73.

Has anyone died playing AFL on field?

It includes both on-field and off-field deaths. People who had announced their retirement from playing despite still being at an age when they could still have been active, or who only continued to play in low-level amateur or exhibition matches are not listed….List of Australian rules footballers who died during their careers.

Player Jack Allister
Age 27
Club North Melbourne
Year 1946

What killed Shane Tuck?

July 20, 2020
Shane Tuck/Died

How many people have died during the Olympics?

At the modern Olympic Games, up to and including the 2016 Summer Paralympics, 10 athletes have died while either competing in or practicing their sport. In addition, another 14 participants have died at the Olympics from other causes; 11 of these deaths resulted from the Munich massacre of 1972.

Is Shane Tuck alive?

Deceased (1981–2020)
Shane Tuck/Living or Deceased

Who is the oldest AFL player?

Noted for his longevity in the game, Fletcher played a total of 400 senior VFL/AFL games, which stands as the fifth-highest number of games by any player as of 2021. His AFL career length of 22 years and 58 days is an all-time league record (edging out Vic Cumberland, whose former record was 5 days shy of 22 years).

Why was Darren Millane important to the Collingwood Football Club?

“The Collingwood Football Club wishes to pay tribute to Darren Millane – a player who inspired his team mates, whose presence on the field made each and every player stand taller. It is a tragedy that such a talented, able and likeable person, respected by all who knew him should be taken away at such an early age.

On October 7, 1991, tragedy descended upon the Collingwood Football Club when premiership hero Darren Millane died in a drink-driving car accident, sending the AFL world into shock and grief. The 26-year-old had just completed his eighth season with the club and was on his way to catch up with his 1990 premiership teammates.

When did Darren Millane play in the AFL?

1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991. Darren “Pants” Millane (9 August 1965 – 7 October 1991) was an Australian rules football player in the VFL/AFL for the Collingwood Football Club between 1984 and 1991.

Why was Bob Millane found in his truck?

Later, Bob Millane was found in his truck, on the side of the road, numbed by the news flash on the radio. Fellow Collingwood player Mick McGuane was told by his father. McGuane rushed from Ballarat by cadging a lift from a mate – earlier in the year, McGuane had been done for drink driving.

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