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Rudi Koertzen dead aged 73: Tributes paid to iconic cricket umpire after car crash on way back from golf tournament

, Rudi Koertzen dead aged 73: Tributes paid to iconic cricket umpire after car crash on way back from golf tournament

TRIBUTES have poured in for South African cricket umpire Rudi Koertzen, who has tragically passed away aged 73.

Koertzen passed away this week in a horrific car crash while on the way back from a golf tournament.

The Ashes 2009 2nd Test at Lord’s, 2nd day. Umpire Rudi Koertzen (Photograph by Graham Hughes – The Times)

A family spokesperson said: “Rudi suffered fatal injuries after an accident near Stilbaai between Cape Town and Gqeberha.”

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