Renowned cricketer and former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak passed away at 49 due to colon and liver cancer at his Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, residence on Sunday, September 3, 2023. The news was confirmed by family spokesperson John Rennie, who mentioned that Streak died surrounded by his loved ones after bravely fighting cancer.
Streak had a distinguished career, holding significant records in both Test and ODI formats for Zimbabwe, including being the first from his country to take 100 wickets in both formats and achieving the double of 1000 Test runs and 100 Test wickets. He also ventured into coaching post-retirement, mentoring teams such as Bangladesh and IPL teams like Kolkata Knight Riders. In 2021, he faced an eight-year suspension from the ICC for violating anti-corruption rules in 2018.
Streak’s wife, Nadine, commemorated him as her “greatest love” and a loving father in a heartfelt tribute on Facebook, mentioning he passed away at home as he wished, surrounded by family and close friends.