AFL great Sam Newman reveals what suddenly killed his beloved wife Amanda Brown - and his one regret
Devastated AFL legend Sam Newman has revealed an aneurysm suddenly killed his beloved partner of 20 years last month - and said he wishes he'd died instead of her.
A brave but gaunt-looking Newman spoke of how 'surreal' it was to come home and find Amanda Brown, whom he'd married six months ago after 20 years together, lifeless on the floor of their Melbourne home.
'She had no illnesses or no underlying health problems,' Newman said, choking back tears throughout an interview with 7News.
'The autopsy, they said she died from an aneurysm, a stroke. I have no idea what brought that on.'
Newman admits he has 'often' thought 'I would rather it be me, but then she’d probably be feeling like I do'.
He also admitted speaking about Ms Brown on his podcast in the days after her death in the hope she might hear him.
The AFL great, now 75, admits he's never ever lived alone 'since I left school' and will move out of his luxury home to ease his pain because already the memories are too …
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