Horrible news, one of the great characters..
Incredible really how many of them in such a short time , almost all way before their times.Roy was one of those true all round cricketers - could bat, bowl and field. Very, very talented player. T20 came along about 5 years too late for Roy otherwise he would have made a squillion.
He had that Aussie larrikin persona despite being born overseas, and I think the general cricketing public warmed to him because he seemed to play the game because he loved it and there never seemed to be an ulterior motive. From all reports he liked a beer and the company of friends and kept his life pretty simple. Reading lots from former teammates who talk about his loyalty and his friendship. I enjoyed his commentary, he played on the laconic angle a bit but he seemed to have genuine insight into the game. 46 is way too young.
It's been a ****e 18 months for Australian cricket - Deano, Bacchus, Warnie and now Roy. All very popular and iconic in their own way, all gone a little too early
One of my favourite actors. I know he knocked back the role as “Ralphie" in the sopranos because he was sick of getting typecast in mafiaso roles. But he was just so damn good as a "wise guy".Ray Liotta — the US actor known for his leading roles in Goodfellas and Field of Dreams — has died suddenly at the age of 67.
Liotta died in his sleep in the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting a film.
An official at the Dominican Republic’s National Forensic Science Institute — who was not authorised to speak to the media — confirmed Liotta's death and said his body had been taken to the Cristo Redentor morgue.