Ben Stokes' father Ged passes away aged 65 after year-long battle with brain cancer
England all-rounder Ben Stokes's father Ged died in Christchurch on Tuesday after losing a long battle with brain cancer. He was 65.
Ged, a former rugby league international player and coach, was hospitalised for the first time in Johannesburg last year just before Christmas. His former Rugby team Workington Town confirmed the news on social media after his death.
"It is with great sadness that we learn our former player and coach Ged Stokes has passed away. Ged is written into the rich fabric of Town history and will be greatly missed.