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Paul Green's childhood friend has revealed how he spoke to him just hours before he was found dead, while another shared the hopeful last text message he sent to the NRL legend.
Leading figures from the sport lined up to pay tribute to him and now his childhood friend Mark Beitz has revealed how he spoke to him late on Wednesday.
After meeting Green through his beloved Wynnum Manly Seagulls rugby league club in the juniors team, Beitz forged a lasting friendship with the star.
The pair were mates for nearly half a century and grew up together in Wynnum in Brisbane's east.
Beitz said he and Green and spoken about a they had bought with a few other mates just hours before his death.
Green (pictured with his wife Amanda) was found unresponsive at his Brisbane home. His family said they are 'still trying to understand this tragedy'
Green's childhood best mate Mark Beitz (pictured) told Queensland media his childhood buddy was looking forward to getting out on the boat they'd bought together a day before his death
'He (Green) was pretty pumped to be doing this so he could get away on the water and unwind with the family and do some fishing,' Mr Beitz said to the Courier Mail.
Meanwhile. Luke Dalziel-Don, who captained the Wynnum Manly Seagulls under Green's coaching and led the side to back-to-back premierships a decade ago, revealed he'd intended to catch up with Green on Thursday.
'Myself, Greeny and Tyson Maher, who used to be a