Heath Streak, the famous Zimbabwean cricketer, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at the age of 49 after battling cancer for a long time. He was a former Zimbabwean cricketer and a captain who played for the national team from 1993 to 2005. He was known for his exceptional bowling skills and was one of the best all-rounders in the world during his time. Continue reading to learn more about the cricketer.
How Did Heath Streak Die?
Heath Streak was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018, which later spread to his liver. He underwent treatment in South Africa and was declared cancer-free in 2020. However, the cancer returned in 2021, and he was undergoing treatment in Zimbabwe at the time of his death.
After his demise, Heath Streak’s wife, Nadine, took to social media and penned a heartfelt note. She wrote, “In the early hours of this morning, Sunday, September 3, 2023, the greatest love of my life and the father of my beautiful children was carried to be with the angels from his home, where he wished to spend his last days surrounded by his family and closest loved ones. He was covered in love and peace and did not walk off the park alone. Our souls are joined till eternity, Streaky. Till I hold you again.”
Who Was Heath Streak?
Heath Streak played 65 Tests and 189 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe. He took a total of 455 wickets in his international career. He was also the first Zimbabwean to take 100 Test wickets and was the captain of the team from 2000 to 2004.
Streak was a respected figure in the cricketing world, and his death has been mourned by many. The International Cricket Council (ICC) and several cricketing boards, including the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia, and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), expressed their condolences.
23rd Aug, Heath Streak himself denied the rumors of his death
3rd Sep, he passed away battling cancer.
Life is unpredictable 💔
One of the finest players to play the game of cricket
RIP #HeathStreak #RIPHeathStreak #AsiaCuppic.twitter.com/6DkLP2oZTB
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) September 3, 2023
Streak’s wife, Nadine Streak, confirmed his death on social media and expressed her gratitude for the support and love they had received during his illness. She also requested privacy for the family during this difficult time.
Streak’s death is a significant loss for the cricketing world, and his contributions to the sport will always be remembered. He will always remain alive in the hearts of his fans and loved ones. Cricket fans from the 90s must have various nostalgic moments of Heath Streak. May his soul rest in peace.