–James Matthey and Nic Savage

A heartbroken Sam Newman has spoken publicly about the tragic passing of his wife, who died aged 50 in the couple’s Melbourne home on the weekend.

The Geelong legend and former AFL Footy Show host found his wife lying on the floor of their luxury Docklands apartment on Saturday night.
Newman and Ms Brown had been together for 20 years before officially tying the knot in November.

It was Newman’s fourth marriage, the ceremony taking place just days after Brown’s 50th birthday.

Speaking on his podcast, You Cannot Be Serious, Newman — often on the verge of tears — chose to speak about his late wife, telling his listeners and co-hosts: “I want to do this.”

“I’ve had a pretty tough week so before I start, I don’t want anyone listening to this to feel sorry for me,” Newman said.

“There’s plenty of people that suffer adversity everyday of their lives and I’m not singling myself out for sympathy or anything like that.”

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