The 59-year-old Victorian, who played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs in the 80s and 90s of last century, complained of chest pain and died just outside his hotel room in Trident. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital in the ambulance that was posted near the hotel. Mirror understands he was declared brought dead by the hospital although he was believed to be breathing while being taken in the ambulance.
Really shocking to lose a colleague and a dear friend – Dean Jones. Gone so young. Condolences to the family and ma… https://t.co/ASA39c3mOF
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 1600943303000
Very sad to hear of the passing of Dean Jones. He was always a fantastic bloke to have a yarn with around a cricket… https://t.co/ytP65Eh6cv
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) 1600943555000
In complete shock to hear about Dean Jones sad passing. One of a kind you were Deano and how lonely and helpless yo… https://t.co/rCgJuFiBGI
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) 1600944466000
1986 :: Dean Jones Playing Against India In Madras Test Match #RIP https://t.co/Hs0snJYGKx
— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) 1600944198000
Jones was a gutsy and fighting cricketer of his time, his double century in Chennai heat in the tied Test being most memorable for the Indian fans but Jones earned a reputation for himself as a good reader of the game. That is why he was known as Professor Dean, which actually is his official Twitter handle too @ProfDeano.
Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends. 🙏🏻
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1600944824000
Saddened to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away. Still cannot believe it. Was one of my favourite commentators… https://t.co/D2jS6oUXHu
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1600943168000
Can’t believe that Dean Jones has passed away suddenly. Such sad news. 2020 a year to forget! #RIPDeano
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) 1600943623000
Shocked and devastated to know that Dean Jones is no more. We were traveling in the same car last night. Still coul… https://t.co/Zef7npta98
— RJ Balaji (@RJ_Balaji) 1600943539000
Star Sports, for which he was working, immediately contacted the Australian High Commission here as well as his family in Australia. The body will be flown to Melbourne soon after the formalities here.
In 52 Tests, he had scored 3631 runs with 11 centuries and 14 half centuries. In the 164 ODIs, 6068 runs which included seven centuries and 46 fifties.
MCC are very sad to hear of the passing of Honorary Life Member, Dean Jones.Our thoughts are with his friends and… https://t.co/Q7iYNK2hCn
— Marylebone Cricket Club (@MCCOfficial) 1600944941000
Can’t believe it. Extremely sad to hear the untimely passing of Dean Jones. My heart goes out to his family. Sad da… https://t.co/EFErRiTjRv
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) 1600944793000
Tragic news. Rest in Peace, Professor. My condolences to the family of Dean Jones.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1600944608000
Shocked to hear Deano is no more. His innovative batting and his professorial analysis in studio were always such a… https://t.co/7fHi5huTtV
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1600944916000