The 'voice of cricket' dies

By Paul Armstrong, CNN

Published 0658 GMT (1458 HKT) April 10, 2015
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Richie Benaud looks on during day four cricket match between England and Australia on September 1, 2005 in London, England. Tom Shaw/Getty Images
Australian cricketers C C McDonald (right) and Richie Benaud, who later became a cricket commentator, at Worcester, England. Reg Birkett/Keystone/Getty Images
Australian cricketer and team captain Richie Benaud in a cricket match in Brisbane, Australia on December 5, 1958. Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Richie Benaud of Australia hits out to leg during a cricket match on May 3, 1956. Allsport Hulton/Archive
Richie Benaud and Neil Harvey (right), captain and vice captain respectively, of the 1961 Australian Team, on board the SS Himalaya as it sails into Tilbury. Keystone/Getty Images
Legendary Australian cricketer and commentator Richie Benaud commentates in cricket match between England and the West Indies on August 13, 2004 in Manchester, England. Tom Shaw/Getty Images
Many fans impersonates Richie Benaud by wearing his iconic white hair wig and holding fake microphones in the cricket match between Australia and England on January 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Getty Images
Richie Benaud talks following the unveiling of a sculpture of himself prior to cricket match between Australia and India on January 4, 2008 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Richie Benaud signs autographs for fans during outside the Museum of Sydney on November 8, 2006, prior to cricket match between Australia and England. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images