Former South African Test Umpire Rudi Koertzen Dead At 73

It has been said that death is a grom ripper, taking people that most peeps would love to see around here on the material plane. Rudi Koertzen is one soul death snatched from the world recently.

The celebrated cricketer was on his way home after a weekend of gold in Cape town when he had a head-on collision with another vehicle near Riverdale on the morning of Tuesday, April 9. He died aged 73.

His son, Rudi Koertzen Jr, confirmed the accident while noting that his father died on the spot. The impact of the collision was pretty severe, and his father didn’t make it out alive, sadly.

Getting in =to more details about the accident, the younger Koertzen noted that his father went on a golfing tournament, and his buddies were supposed to be back on Monday but decided to stay back for another round of golf.

Rudi Koertzen stood out for many personal milestones, including having the second number of officiated international cricket matches on record – 331.

Since the news of his death broke, messages of condolences have been pouring in from around the world. Pakistan’s Aleem Dar, who has the highest number of officiated international cricket matches, describes Rudi’s death as a loss to cricket and South Africa.

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