Sam Newman was left ‘devastated’ by his wife Amanda Brown’s sudden death.
Sam Newman, a Geelong legend, has been left devastated by the unexpected death of his wife Amanda Brown.
The 75-year-old media personality officially returned home from an evening with friends at 8 p.m. on Saturday to find his 50-year-old wife unconscious on the floor of their Melbourne apartment.
“I’m devastated; I’m speechless,” Newman told the Herald Sun.
Emergency personnel were sent to the scene following reports of a person suffering from a medical condition later determined to be cardiac arrest, but they were unable to save Brown.
A spokeswoman for Victoria Police said a report on the death will be prepared for the coroner.
“Police will prepare a report for the Coroner in the wake of a 50-year-old woman’s death in Docklands on Saturday (1 May),” the spokesperson said.
“The matter is not being investigated.”
After two decades together, the couple married last November in their opulent Docklands flat.
Greg Evans, a former Perfect Match host, officiated the ceremony, which was attended by only the couple’s closest friends and relatives.
Newman, who has three sons, has previously been married three times.
Brown and Newman were first photographed together 20 years ago while celebrating New Year’s Eve at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.
She remained relatively out of the public eye for the next two decades, despite Newman’s celebrity and penchant for headline-grabbing acts.
On Sunday evening, AFL legend Don Scott, who co-hosts the You Cannot Be Serious podcast with Newman, responded to the report.
“They’ve been together for 19 years and he was very reliant on her,” Scott explained to the Herald Sun.
“He had a great deal of affection for her. What are your thoughts? All you have to do is be present.”
The Newman’s pub case has been canceled.
Newman, who appeared in 300 games for Geelong, recently had his appearance at a South Australian pub cancelled after an outpouring of local opposition to the booking.
The Advertiser announced last month that the controversial media personality was expected to appear in mid-April at The Lady Bay Hotel in Normanville for an event dubbed ‘An Evening With Sam Newman.’
Locals, however, protested the event online, raising questions about his history of inflammatory remarks and behavior, leading hotel management to take decisive action.
“We simply do not enjoy being divisive, and as soon as we received this type of input, we decided to cancel the show,” the venue’s manager Steve Finlayson told The Advertiser.
“We’ve been booking cover bands, which have been a hit, so I believe we’ll stick with musicians.”