The St Kilda Football Club is heart-broken by the passing of club great Danny Frawley.

President Andrew Bassat said the club was still coming to terms with the news.

“We are incredibly saddened by Danny’s death,” he said.

“Our thoughts are with Anita, and daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle, and we will do whatever we can to support them in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Danny will be remembered as one of St Kilda’s greatest ever players and a dear friend to so many at the football club."

“He was a larger-than-life character, a generous and warm personality, and a favourite son who has left an indelible mark on St Kilda.

“Danny was an active member of our Past Players’ Committee and a much-loved champion to our thousands of supporters.

“We share our grief with them and we will endeavor to provide an opportunity for them to share their own personal tributes in the coming days.”

Frawley played 240 senior games in red, white and black.

He held the title of longest-serving captain at St Kilda until recently, having led the Saints from 1987-1995 in 177 games.

He finished runner-up in the Trevor Barker Award in 1985 and third in 1987, before winning both the club best-and-fairest and All Australian honours in 1988.

Hailing from Bungaree in country Victoria, Frawley represented his state on 11 occasions and was immortalised in the St Kilda Hall of Fame when he was inducted in 2007.

Following his playing career, he spent five years as senior coach of Richmond, before re-joining the Saints in an assistant coaching capacity from 2014-2018.