AFL legend Jim Stynes will be farewelled with a state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral this Tuesday, March 27.
The funeral will be broadcast live on Channel Seven.
The 45-year-old lost his brave and courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday morning, surrounded by his wife Sam and children Matisse and Tiernan.
Seven News presenter Peter Mitchell will host the broadcast alongside Sandy Roberts. Rebecca Maddern will be at Federation Square and Nick McCallum will be at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Seven News Director Steve Carey said the city had lost a true gentleman. “Jim was the embodiment of courage and compassion. Beyond that, his incredible fighting spirit and love of his family made him a great man far beyond the footy field. It’s a privilege to be able to bring Melburnians a way they can also say farewell to Jim Stynes.”
The funeral will be on Channel Seven live at 11am, with comprehensive coverage from the day during Seven News at 6pm.
On Monday night throng Australia will publish a tribute to this amazing man – not only a footy legend, but a legend of a man!