THE acclaimed cricket writer Peter Roebuck has been found dead at a hotel in Newlands, South Africa.
Roebuck, a writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, was 55.
He played for the English county Somerset, made a home in Australia, and built a reputation as the best columnist on the sport.
He travelled widely with the Australian team, including on its current tour of South Africa, and was also a radio commentator for the ABC.
Roebuck appeared to be in a disturbed state last night. He was spoken to by police officers in his room on the sixth floor of the Southern Sun Hotel Newlands in Capetown at around 10 pm.
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