The rugby league community is mourning the loss of former Penrith Panthers fullback Kevin Dann, who has passed away at the age of 62.
Dann, credited as Panther number 138, played 121 games for the club in a career that started in 1977 and finished in 1984.
He scored more than 300 points for the club.
Dann was also Penrith’s first New South Wales representative, playing his lone State match in 1980 in the interstate series against Queensland.
Former teammate Darryl Brohman said Dann’s passing was devastating news.
“Terrible news today with the passing of Kevin Dann,” he said on Twitter.
“Stan was a tremendous bloke and a wonderful footballer. A very classy fullback who had the chance to be the Panthers first ever Australian representative.”
Dann was one of the fullbacks nominated in Penrith’s Team of the Century in 2006 but ultimately lost out to Rhys Wesser.
— Penrith Panthers (@PenrithPanthers) February 21, 2021
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