Former Zimbabwe player Heath Streak passed away in the early hours of September 3, 2023. This is indeed a piece of devastating news for his family and every cricket fan across the globe. However, false rumours of his passing also came in the news recently; however, the news was confirmed by his family members this time around as well.
Heath Streak played 65 Tests and 189 ODIs for Zimbabwe, scoring 1990 and 2943 runs, respectively as well. However, it was his skill with the ball that set him apart from the rest. Claiming 216 wickets in Test cricket and 239 in ODIs, he remains Zimbabwe’s all-time highest wicket-taker in both formats so far as well.
However, after his demise, Heath Streak’s wife, Nadine, took to social media to write a heartfelt message in memory of her husband.
Unfortunately, this time, it's not a rumour 💔
RIP, Heath Streak… Heartbreaking to see some of his last pictures wherein he was unrecognisable. Thanks for all the memories… pic.twitter.com/76hpM5dF81
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) September 3, 2023
“In the early hours of this morning, Sunday, September 3rd, 2023, the greatest love of my life and the father of my beautiful children, was carried to be with the angels from his home, where he wished to spend his last days surrounded by his family and closest loved ones. He was covered in love and peace and did not walk off the park alone. Our souls are joined for eternity, Streaky. Till I hold you again,” Nadine Streak wrote on Facebook.
Streak passed away at the family’s Enthokozweni farm in Inyathi, Matabeleland North as well. Meanwhile, Streak’s father also confirmed his demise. “Heath had not been well for a while, for almost six months he was battling cancer. He died in the early hours at 1 AM,” Denis Streak was quoted as saying by Sunday News.