As tributes continue to pour in from those across the cricket community, WA Cricket CEO Christina Matthews said all at WA Cricket are in mourning and send their condolences.

“The whole of the cricket community is deeply saddened by this heart-breaking tragedy. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Andrew was a hero to a generation of cricketers and will forever be remembered as a legend of our great game.

“He remained an immensely popular figure in Australian cricket throughout his life and was a much-loved commentator in the cricketing world.

“This is a truly sad day. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family at this time.”

Symonds played 198 ODIs for Australia and was a key member of the team that won back-to-back World Cups in 2003 and 2007, scoring 5,088 runs and taking 133 wickets.

The explosive right-hander wore the baggy green 26 times between 2004 and 2008, scoring 1462 runs at an average of 40.61.

Symonds successfully transitioned into commentary after his playing days were over, working for Fox Sports over the past four years.