sport news How Paul Green died: Police speak out about cause of death trends now

sport news How Paul Green died: Police speak out about cause of death trends now
sport news How Paul Green died: Police speak out about cause of death trends now

sport news How Paul Green died: Police speak out about cause of death trends now

How did footy legend Paul Green die? Police speak out after the former Queensland coach’s shock death - as tributes pour in from rugby league stars Legend of the game found dead in his Brisbane home on Thursday morning  Green excelled as player and coach in a first-grade career spanning 27 years  He leaves behind his wife Amanda and children Jed and Emerson  

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Legendary NRL figure Paul Green, who won the 2015 premiership as coach of the North Queensland Cowboys, has died at his Brisbane home on Thursday aged just 49.

The death of the former halfback - who took out one of the sport's highest awards as a player when he collected the Rothmans Medal in 1995 - has thrown the footy world into shock and mourning.

A post-mortem will be carried out to determine his cause of death. Those close to the ex-Cronulla Sharks star are devastated and say there was no indication he was ill.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said police were called to a Wynnum residence just after 10am on Thursday after a 49-year-old man was located unresponsive.

'He was declared deceased by emergency crews a short time later,' she said. 'There are no suspicious circumstances. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.'

 He leaves behind his wife Amanda and children Jed and Emerson. 

Green was a star as both a player and coach, taking out one of the game's highest honours when he won the Rothmans Medal in 1995

Green was a star as both a player and coach, taking out one of the game's highest honours when he won the Rothmans Medal in 1995

Green was only in his second year as coach of the North Queensland Cowboys when he guided them to their only premiership in 2015

Green was only in his second year as coach of the North Queensland Cowboys when he guided them to their only premiership in 2015

Green quit as the Cowboys' coach in 2020 but was still highly rated in the league and was due to be an assistant to Wayne Bennett with the Dolphins next year.

He was in Sydney last weekend for a reunion for the Cronulla Sharks, the team he starred at halfback for from 1994 to 1998, guiding them to the 1997 Super League grand final.

Green went on to play from the Cowboys, Roosters and Eels in a first-grade career that spanned 10 years and ended in 2004, racking up 162 games with 37 tries to his name.

Green leaves behind his wife Amanda (pictured together at the 2017 Dally M Awards) and his children Jed and Emerson

Green leaves behind his wife Amanda (pictured together at the 2017 Dally M Awards) and his children Jed and Emerson

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