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Danny & # 39; Spud & # 39; Frawley (pictured with his daughter Danielle) was killed when his vehicle hit a tree close to Ballarat, Victoria, just before 1.30 pm on Monday
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Danny & # 39; Spud & # 39; Frawley refused to reveal his birthday wish during live air celebrations, just a few days before his tragic death.

The AFL-grown media personality was killed when his ute hit a tree near his hometown of Ballarat in western Victoria, just before 1:30 pm on Monday.

Although the cause of the car accident was not officially announced, a source told the Daily Mail that self-injury was considered most likely.

There were no skid marks that led to the tree where the champion was killed. Death has reportedly been taken away from Victoria & # 39; s official toll.

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On Saturday, two days before his death, the father of three appeared in the Fox Sports footshow Bounce, where they celebrated his 56th birthday.

Host Jason Dunstall got a & # 39; birthday cake & # 39; a raspberry muffin with a single candle, and told him to make a wish.

Danny & # 39; Spud & # 39; Frawley (pictured with his daughter Danielle) was killed when his vehicle hit a tree close to Ballarat, Victoria, just before 1.30 pm on Monday

Danny & # 39; Spud & # 39; Frawley (pictured with his daughter Danielle) was killed when his vehicle hit a tree close to Ballarat, Victoria, just before 1.30 pm on Monday

Frawley, who was the only person in the car, was declared dead on the spot. The heavily damaged vehicle was found in a ditch near a large tree. The police are investigating the cause of the accident

Frawley, who was the only person in the car, was declared dead on the spot. The heavily damaged vehicle was found in a ditch near a large tree. The police are investigating the cause of the accident

Frawley, who was the only person in the car, was declared dead on the spot. The heavily damaged vehicle was found in a ditch near a large tree. The police are investigating the cause of the accident

After blowing out the candle, Dunstall asked what he wanted, but Frawley refused to say.

& # 39; It's fair to say you don't want to know about it, & # 39; replied Fawley. & # 39; Chances are it is likely to be hosted. & # 39;

Frawley, nicknamed Spud because he grew up on a potato farm, was the former St. Kilda captain and the Richmond coach who built a successful media career that successfully combined observations with his light-hearted persona.

He was St Kilda's longest captain until Nick Riewoldt exceeded his record in 2014.

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He continued to comment on the AFL for Triple M, Fox Sports, SEN and the Nine Network – and worked part-time as a defense coach with his beloved saints.

Frawley, who was the only person in the car, was declared dead on the spot.

The 56-year-old died when the ute he was driving hit a tree near Gordon, 20 km east of Ballarat, around 1:30 PM on Monday

The 56-year-old died when the ute he was driving hit a tree near Gordon, 20 km east of Ballarat, around 1:30 PM on Monday

The 56-year-old died when the ute he was driving hit a tree near Gordon, 20 km east of Ballarat, around 1:30 PM on Monday

He leaves behind his wife Anita and three beautiful daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle

He leaves behind his wife Anita and three beautiful daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle

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He leaves behind his wife Anita and three beautiful daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle

There were no skid marks that led to the tree where the champion was killed.

& # 39; There may be a number of factors, including distraction, fatigue and speed, & # 39; said a source.

& # 39; But if you see a car going straight into a tree, well … realistically, nobody will know until the research is complete. & # 39;

Frawley had been frank about his mental health problems in the last years of his life.

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He had become an ideal advocate for those suffering from their mental health because he showed that even someone with his outgoing personality and huge popularity could be affected by depression.

He often published on social media about his experiences and had to speak on Thursday during a function of the charity RUOK.

Frawley leaves his wife Anita and three daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle.

Frawley was killed when a car hit a tree near Gordon, 20 km east of Ballarat, Victoria, at 1.30 p.m.

Frawley was killed when a car hit a tree near Gordon, 20 km east of Ballarat, Victoria, at 1.30 p.m.

Frawley was killed when a car hit a tree near Gordon, 20 km east of Ballarat, Victoria, at 1.30 p.m.

Frawley coached Richmond from 2000 to 2004 and worked with Hawthorn and St Kilda before becoming a commentator
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Frawley coached Richmond from 2000 to 2004 and worked with Hawthorn and St Kilda before becoming a commentator

Frawley coached Richmond from 2000 to 2004 and worked with Hawthorn and St Kilda before becoming a commentator

Friends and family gathered Tuesday at Frawley & # 39; s widow Anita's home in the Brighton suburb of Melbourne to pay their respects and support the family.

Tired family members hugged each other on the street as friends came in and left the building.

One man brought a tray with lamingtons and another brought in beer.

While speculation about the cause of the crash continued, investigators were expected to talk to Frawley & # 39; s friends and family in the coming days.

It was clear that at this stage of the investigation, the police had discovered nothing like a suicide letter or expression of his state of mind.

Chief Inspector Jenny Wilson said that this horrific accident & # 39; tragic & # 39; is for the community

Chief Inspector Jenny Wilson said that this horrific accident & # 39; tragic & # 39; is for the community

Chief Inspector Jenny Wilson said that this horrific accident & # 39; tragic & # 39; is for the community

Frawley is depicted on his farm in an image he posted on Twitter before his tragic death

Frawley is depicted on his farm in an image he posted on Twitter before his tragic death

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Frawley is depicted on his farm in an image he posted on Twitter before his tragic death

Frawley (photo), who was the only person in the car, was declared dead on the spot

Frawley (photo), who was the only person in the car, was declared dead on the spot

Frawley (photo), who was the only person in the car, was declared dead on the spot

& # 39; If Danny Frawley was so intent on taking his own life, that in itself is just a tragedy, & # 39; said the source.

It was expected that the death of Frawley in the coming weeks would demand a lot of attention for the mental health problems of men, especially in the football world.

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St Kilda President, Andrew Bassat remembers Frawley as one of the & # 39; greatest players & # 39; from the club.

& # 39; We are incredibly saddened by the death of Danny, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; Our thoughts are with Anita and daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle, and we will do everything we can to support them in the coming days, weeks and months.

Danny Frawley was nicknamed Spud because he grew up on a potato farm

Danny Frawley was nicknamed Spud because he grew up on a potato farm

Danny Frawley was nicknamed Spud because he grew up on a potato farm

Danille (pictured with one of her sisters) said she was proud that her father broke through stereotypes by talking about his struggles
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Danille (pictured with one of her sisters) said she was proud that her father broke through stereotypes by talking about his struggles

Danille (pictured with one of her sisters) said she was proud that her father broke through stereotypes by talking about his struggles

& # 39; He was a character greater than life, a generous and warm personality and a favorite son who left an indelible mark on St. Kilda.

& # 39; Danny was an active member of our committee & # 39; Old players & # 39; and a much-loved champion for our thousands of supporters.

& # 39; We share our grief with them and we will try to give them the opportunity to share their own personal tribute in the coming days. & # 39;

Thousands of footy fans sign a petition to make the Golden Fist from the Danny Frawley segment on Bounce an official prize on Brownlow evening

More than 40,000 AFL fans have signed a petition to turn Danny Frawley's Golden Fist into an award on Brownlow evening.

As an expert on Fox Sports footy show Bounce, Frawley presented the prize for the best defender every week.

At the end of the season, he added up the votes and a & # 39; Golden Fist & # 39; awarded to the player with the most votes.

It was a light idea, but after Frawley's tragic death at the age of 56 on Monday, fans are calling to present the prize at the Brownlows.

The official award evening is currently awarding the Brownlow medal to the best player and the Coleman medal to the striker with the most goals.

But there is nothing to reward defenders – and fans want the Golden Fist to fill the void.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said he would consider the idea.

More than 40,000 AFL fans have signed a petition to make an award from Danny Frawley's Golden Fist on the Brownlow evening

More than 40,000 AFL fans have signed a petition to make an award from Danny Frawley's Golden Fist on the Brownlow evening

More than 40,000 AFL fans have signed a petition to make an award from Danny Frawley's Golden Fist on the Brownlow evening

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