Russell Crowe Pays Tribute To Cousin Martin Crowe

Publish Date
Thursday, 3 March 2016, 3:02PM
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Actor Russell Crowe has paid tribute to Martin Crowe, who passed away today, calling the New Zealand cricket legend "my champion, my hero, my friend".

The two were incredibly close, and kept in contact despite the geographical distance between them.

When Russell's team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, won their first NRL premiership in 43 years, in 2014, Martin was one of the first to tweet his congratulations: "Congrats #ssfcrabbitohs on greatest victory, bookended by Slamming Sam bravery & GI genius.

80 mins of epic drama no one will ever forget."