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Martin Crowe’s wife, Lorraine Downes, shared a touching tribute at the cricketing great's funeral on Friday in New Zealand, attended by hundreds of family, friends and former teammates.
Martin Crowe's brother Jeff Crowe (centre) among the crowd of guests at the funeral service in Parnell, Auckland
Famous Deaths & Funerals
Martin Crowe influenced New Zealand cricket greatly and is widely regarded as the best batsman his country has ever produced.
Actor and Martin Crowe's cousin, Russell Crowe (centre) and his sons arriving at the funeral service in Auckland
Martin Crowe - New Zealand - Test Profile (Part 2) 1990s
Dem West Indian Boyz
Actor Russell Crowe, Martin Crowe's cousin, and his sons arriving at the funeral service in Parnell, Auckland
New Zealand's greatest test batsman Martin Crowe (pictured) has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Crowe announced in 2012 he had been diagnosed with lymphoma.
In The News
New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe (pictured with his wife Lorraine Downes at the New Zealand Cricket Awards on April 1, 2015, and cousin of actor Russell Crowe) died on 3 March 2016 in Auckland, NZ after a long battle with lymphoma.
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