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Paul Dear dead, Hawthorn Hawks great’s pancreatic cancer battle

Hawthorn great Paul Dear has died at age 55.

The Norm Smith medallist from the 1991 grand final had fought a two-year battle against pancreatic cancer.

Hawthorn confirmed the news in an official statement on Saturday morning.

“Hawthorn Football Club is deeply saddened to learn the passing of premiership player Paul Dear,” the statement read.

“The club extends its sincere condolences to Paul’s family and friends.

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“He was a loving husband and proud father to four children he adored immensely. Paul played 123 games for Hawthorn during a nine-year career spanning from 1987 to 1996.

Ex Hawthorn player Paul Dear with wife Cherie. Picture: Nicki Connolly.Source: News Corp Australia
Paul Dear during the 1996 season.Source: News Limited

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