Football legend and TV personality Sam Newman ‘devastated’ as his wife dies suddenly at their Melbourne home aged 50
- Sam Newman’s wife Amanda Brown, 50, has died suddenly in their apartment
- Newman, 75, found Brown unresponsive on floor of their Docklands flat Saturday
- The AFL legend is said to be ‘devastated’ by the loss of his partner of 20 years
Football great and TV personality Sam Newman’s wife has died suddenly at their Docklands home in Melbourne aged 50.
Amanda Brown was found unresponsive by Newman, 75, lying on the floor of their apartment at 8pm on Saturday night.
Emergency services were called to save her but she was unable to be revived.
The couple had been together for 20 years but only tied the knot in November last year.
‘I’m just devastated, I can’t say anything else,’ the Geelong legend told the Herald Sun this morning.
Sam Newman’s wife Amanda Brown (pictured on their wedding day in November) has been found dead in their Docklands apartment aged 50
Newman is ‘devastated’ at the death of his partner of 20 years who he married in November
They were married at their luxury high-rise Docklands apartment with former Perfect Match host Greg Evans officiating the ceremony.
Only close friends and family were in attendance with Newman’s best friend, Kevin King, stepping in as best man.
His eldest son Jack acted as photographer, capturing the intimate ceremony for the newlyweds.
Amanda was first spotted out with Newman at a New Year’s Eve party at the Crown Casino back in 2002.
The pair were notoriously private, rarely posing for photographs together, and the wedding was shrouded in secrecy.
The former Footy Show host was previously married three times and has three sons. Despite her husband’s public profile, Brown remained largely out of the spotlight
Newman played 300 games for his beloved Geelong Football Club in the 1960s and 70s, winning the club’s best and fairest medal twice.
He was named in the club’s team of the century and is also in the club’s hall of fame.
He retired in 1980 and immediately began working in the media, commentating for radio station 3AW and Channel 7.
Newman was one of the faces of the AFL Footy Show from 1994 until 2018 where he became a controversial figure for his outspoken views.
He has three sons named Jack, Geordan and Max from his previous marriages.