- Publish Date
- Thursday, 3 March 2016, 3:02PM
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".
My champion, my hero, my friend. I will love you forever.— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 3, 2016
RIP M.D.Crowe . pic.twitter.com/PHynH9RNQ7
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."