Early reports from police detailed Symonds passed on in a solitary fender bender close to Townsville, Queensland, where he resided after retirement.
In a proclamation, Queensland Police said: “Police are exploring a solitary vehicle crash in Hervey Range, around 50 kilometers from Townsville, that is ended the existence of a 46-year-elderly person.
“Early data shows, not long after 11pm the vehicle was being driven on Hervey Range Road, close to Alice River Bridge when it left the street and rolled.
“Crisis administrations endeavored to restore the 46-year-old driver and sole tenant, be that as it may, he passed on from his wounds.”
His family made an announcement to affirm the heartbreaking news and requested protection.
Symonds turns into the third Australian cricket legend to spend away this year, following Rod Marsh and Shane Warne, who both experienced thought coronary failures.
Australian cricketing legends Mark Taylor and Adam Gilchrist drove the recognitions for Symonds, with Taylor referring to it as “one more unfortunate day for cricket”.
“I really can’t exactly trust it, frankly,” the previous batsman and Cricket Australia (CA) chief told the Nine Network’s Wide World of Sports on Sunday.
Discussing Symonds’ inheritance as a cricketer, Taylor said he was an “performer with the bat” and an “forcing fellow” on the field.
“He simply needed to engage… He needed to go out there and have a great time… That is the manner in which he carried on with his life,” he added.
Symonds, lovingly known as “Roy”, played 26 Tests and 212 restricted overs internationals for his nation and was noted particularly for his fierce hitting in the center request.
Gilchrist responded with comparative shock and misery, tweeting various crying and awfulness emoticons followed by “this truly stings”. In a resulting tweet, he expressed: “Consider your most steadfast, fun, cherishing companion who might do anything for you. That is Roy.”
n an assertion, CA seat Lachlan Henderson said Australian cricket had “lost one more of its absolute best”. He said: “Andrew was a generational ability who was instrumental in Australia’s prosperity at World Cups and as a feature of Queensland’s rich cricket history.
“He was a faction figure to numerous who was prized by his fans and companions. For the benefit of Australian cricket our most profound feelings are with Andrew’s family, partners, and companions.”
CA CEO Nick Hockley considered Symonds a “colossal ability since the beginning in Queensland with his spotless ball-striking capacity, keen twist bowling and splendid handling”.
“Andrew Symonds is being recognized as a genuine person of Australian cricket. He wanted to play the game, yet in addition wanted to do different things like fishing, hunting and climbing. He was a genuine resource for the changing area.
“He came into the one-day global group in 1998; he was brought into the world in England [Birmingham], yet Australia persuaded him to play for his took on country.
“He had a kind of sketchy vocation up until 2003, going into the World Cup in South Africa – truth be told, there were question marks over his situation in that Australia group – however he unquestionably addressed any pundits there could have been with an impressive unbeaten 143 in their most memorable conflict against Pakistan, which set before them the way to being the undefeated title holders.
“He made his Test debut a year after the fact, and afterward two years from that point forward, in 2006, he made a paramount first Test century at the MCG in the Boxing Day Test against England.
“Yet, his vocation wasn’t shy of its reasonable portion of contention also. In 2008, in Darwin during a series against Bangladesh, Symonds broadly skipped preparing under the captaincy of Michael Clarke to go fishing all things considered. That had him out of the group for a while and it was most likely the start of the end when it came to his worldwide profession.
“His significant other Laura has portrayed him as a truly laid-back character, yet additionally as somebody who was very hesitant.
“She said he didn’t go to college and that he generally felt maybe that individuals thought he wasn’t simply brilliant. That was unjustifiable, on the grounds that he truly had an amazing cricketing mind – which we saw on the Fox inclusion here in Australia. He obviously knew the game in reverse.”