A hockey legend from Australia, namely Sandy Pisani, passed away at 63 on the 19th of April 2022. This news has left Sandy’s fans in deep shock throughout the hockey world.
Sandy Pisani Dies, Obituary, Cause of Death
Sandy Pisani was an Australian hockey player born on the 23rd of January 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia. She has played about 85 international games for Australia and has been the captain of the Australian women’s hockey team for 3 long years. In 1988, Sandy became the first Australian woman to play and win a gold medal in the Summer Olympics.
Sandy was diagnosed with cancer in December 2019. Since then, the legend has been fighting cancer and finally left for a heavenly abode on the 19th of April 2022. Sandy was the Senior Women’s selector for the Australian hockey team from 1993 to 2000 and was awarded the Order of Australia award in 1989.
The news of her death was announced by her partner Mike Turtur and then afterward by her daughter Elli. Her family surrounded her while she was on her deathbed, and all of her family members were completely broken by the news. As soon as this news broke out, all her colleagues and fans started to pour in condolences to the family.
𝗩𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗣𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗶 𝗢𝗔𝗠
SASI is saddened by the loss of Olympic gold medallist Sandy Pisani OAM who passed away after a battle with cancer. Our sincere condolences are with Sandy’s family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/bnGmwqn9u5
— South Australian Sports Institute (@SASI_sport) April 19, 2022
Many of the official hockey clubs of Australia took to their social media to express their grief over the death of such a legend. Everyone said that she was a loyal, kind, compassionate and talented woman who considered hockey her priority. This death came as a shock to the Australian hockey world, and everyone is mourning the loss of this legend. She died at the age of 63 in her residence in Adelaide.