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The Essendon vice-captain and leading Bomber 바카라사이트player, Michael Hurley, died of cancer at his home in suburban St Albans on Friday afternoon.
The 46-year-old was one of the six Bombers who will join club legend Bob Murphy, ex-Collingwood captain Matt Priddis and former Gold Coast player Matthew Kreuzer on specialised teams in the aftermath of the club’s 48-30 loss to Port Adelaide in the 2016 NAB AFL Rising Star Awards at Domain Stadium on Sunday.
All six players were in atte바카라ndance, including Hurley who wore an Essendon jumper at the club’s announcement of their squad for round 16, 2017.
The former Essendon captain, who played nine seasons with the club, died of a rare form of lymphoma on Friday.
The Bombers announced Hurley as the club’s player of the month for September, marking the team’s first such honor for the 34-year-old since being named to the Bombers’ senior team in 2015.
The Essendon team included former club captain Steve Johnson (19), ex-Rioli star Matt Kvichar (21), Ben Ainsworth (22), Nathan Vardy (31) and Joel Selwood (31), while former forward James Parsons (31) and midfielder Luke Darcy (31) were in the backline.
Hurst also led the club with eight goals, five in his first two games in the middle of his AFL career.
In the early going, the Bombers struggled against the Western Bulldogs but rallied to win 11 of the last 12 games against a Port Adelaide side that finished 16th.
Hurst was a popular figure, and his wife Jennifer, who lived with him at home in suburban St Albans, was present at a farewell ceremony at his front door in August, the club said.
A funeral was held at his St Albans home yesterday afternoon, with friends and family leaving flowers and a touching tribute on behalf of Hurley.
Calls to Essendon players seeking confirmation on Hurley’s passing were not returned by the club.