South African-born Scottish international and former Cape Cobras spinner Con de Lange tragically died at the age of 38 on Friday morning.
De Lange, who also represented the Knights before playing for Scotland, was sidelined from professional cricket in 2017 after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
He tragically lost the battle and died early Friday morning 19 April 2019.
Tributes rained in from his former teammates and friends on Twitter.
RIP Con De Lange !!! Someone i woulda taken 2 war with me any day of the week! Such a good soldier lost way 2 soon!! Condolences 2 Claire n the kids! #loveyoubrother
— Rory Kleinveldt (@RoryK_9) April 18, 2019
— Ryan Bailey (@ryanbailey07) April 19, 2019
Ag no man my condolences to the De Lange family so sad MHDSRIP and rise in glory🙏
— jeremy fredericks (@rhinocricket) April 19, 2019
Sad to hear of the passing of Con De Lange. Thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. RIP
— Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) April 19, 2019
Gutted to here that Con De Lange has passed away this morning. What a warrior he was and taken so young. My sincere condolences to the family and there two children. RIP Con De Lange🙏🏼
— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) April 19, 2019
Words can’t come close to describe what a man Con De Lange is. The biggest fighter with the kindest heart! It’s gutting. He had such a positive effect on so many people and pushed @CricketScotland forward to new heights.
Thoughts with his amazing family. #RIPCDL
— George Munsey (@GeorgeMunsey) April 19, 2019
Truly a champion of a man. Honored to have shared many memories with you. Thoughts and prayers go out to the De Lange family. RIP my brutha. pic.twitter.com/U1UANiDQoy
— JP Duminy (@jpduminy21) April 19, 2019
The Cape Town-born De Lange played 13 ODIs and eight T20Is. He can famously be remembered for his five-wicket haul in a victory over Zimbabwe in June 2017. The five-for was against his highest-profile opposition. He also faced the likes of Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.
Condolences go out to De Lange’s wife Claire and his two kids.