Rest in peace, Shawn Mackay

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 6 Apr 2009 at 09:09
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I heard the shocking news this morning that Brumbies forward Shawn Mackay passed away at 3am today.

Mackay was tragically hit by an armed response vehicle in Durban in the early hours of last Sunday morning. He has spent the better part of the last week in a medically-induced coma in Durban’s St Augustine’s Hospital. Mackay apparently contracted some sort of infection as a result of spinal surgery performed last week; an infection which lead to a fatal cardiac arrest early on Monday morning.

I’m sure our thoughts, prayers, good wishes and, above all, our deepest sympathies go out to the Mackay family, Shawn’s girlfriend Trish, his Brumbies team-mates and those in the wider rugby community who held Shawn dear.

Rest in peace, Shawn. The game will be poorer without you.


  • Very sad this.

    Condolences to all Shawn’s family, friends and loved ones.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.04.09 09:15:11 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Heard this as I left for work this morning

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.04.09 09:24:54 by Claytie Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • Sad news, heart goes out to his girlfriend and family and the team.

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.04.09 10:24:41 by Baldrick Reply

    BaldrickCurrie Cup player

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