Dean Mercer’s wife breaks silence on his shock death

Read her heartbreaking statement.

Reen Mercer has addressed her husband, Dean Mercer’s sudden death in an emotional statement.

The national ironman champion suffered a severe heart attack on Monday morning whilst driving on the Gold Coast. He was 47.

Dean Mercer leaves behind wife Reen, also a former ironwoman champion and his four sons, aged between six and thirteen.

Ms Mercer said in a statement for the Gold Coast Bulletin: ‘Our whole family is overwhelmed and thankful for all the support given, and thanks everyone for respecting our privacy at this difficult time’.

Along with Reen, the Mercer family released a joint statement: ‘He will go down in history as one of Australia’s greatest ironmen who represented both NSW and Queensland and wore the green and gold of Australia’.

A GoFundMe page has also been setup today to help raise money for the late father’s children.

This article first published on New Idea.

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