Heath Streak, Who Was Battling Liver Cancer, Passes Away At 49; Ex-Zimbabwe Captain's Wife Nadine Confirms Death
Heath Streak, former captain of Zimbabwe, passed unexpectedly early on September 3, as announced by his wife on Facebook. Streak represented Zimbabwe in 175 first-class matches, 189 ODIs, and 65 Tests.
For a very long time, Streak was fighting a live cancer. On social media, his wife Nadine Streak posted the depressing news, stating, "the greatest love of my life was carried to be with the Angels."
"The greatest love of my life and the father of my lovely children was carried to be with the Angels in the early hours of Sunday, September 3, 2023, from his house, where he wished to spend his final days surrounded by his closest loved ones.
He didn't leave the Park by himself; instead, he was showered with affection and tranquilly. Streaky, our souls are bonded for all eternity. Until I hold you once more," Nadine wrote on Facebook.
It should be mentioned that Streak was pronounced deceased about a week ago. On the internet, the story caught on like wildfire, even falling for the fake news that even former cricket players Anil Kumble and Adam Gilchrist fell for.
The renowned Zimbabwean cricketer passed away a week after the rumours tore apart Streaks' family.
Streak amassed 239 ODI and 216 Test wickets towards the end of his cricket career. He claimed up to 499 wickets in first-class cricket.
He began coaching after leaving the game, but his illness forced him to retire. When Streak neglected to disclose a bookie's approach, the International Cricket Council threatened to ban him for violating the code of conduct.
After admitting to five charges of breaking the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, he was placed under an eight-year ban.
As a result of the illness, Streak appears quite feeble in the photos that his wife took. He did, however, spend his final days here on Earth with his loved ones by his side.
His longtime teammate Henry Olonga posted a message on social media expressing his sorrow, writing, "RIP Streaky." In an ODI against South Africa in Bengaluru in November 1993, Heath made his debut on the international scene. In December of the same year, he made his debut in a Test match at Karachi. News of his funeral has not yet been shared by the family.