SIR Jack Brabham, Australian icon, died suddenly this morning at his home on the Gold Coast aged 88.
He was having breakfast with his wife Margaret when his health, which had been failing for more than a decade, finally gave out.
“It’s a very sad day for all of us. My father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 this morning,” son David Brabham said in a statement.
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“He lived an incredible life, achieving more than anyone would ever dream of and he will continue to live on through the astounding legacy he leaves behind.”
Thanks for all the kind messages about my fathers peaceful passing, it is appreciated by the whole family. http://t.co/YOiV3VfsQ6
— David Brabham (@brabsracer) May 18, 2014
RIP Poppy. Will miss you very much. You where my inspiration. “Get after em” pic.twitter.com/9jsSdI4xGv
— Matthew Brabham (@MattyBrabs) May 18, 2014
Original article appeared on news.com.au.