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Richard passes on

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, July 10, 2014

FIJI has lost a loyal son following the untimely death of former national basketball rep Richard (Ricky) Rodan.

Richard, son of Athletics Fiji president Joe Rodan, collapsed while training with the British Army in Wales yesterday.

Richard, 38, represented the country in the 1999 South Pacific Games in Guam.

The former Marist Brothers High School student, who represented the school in athletics and rugby, served the British Army for the past 12 years.

"During his time with the British Army, he served in war torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. He went up to the rank of corporal in the force," dad Joe said.

"Every day for the last two weeks he has been Skyping us and he was very fit. We are waiting them to conduct an autopsy to find out what happened."

Joe said his son was a graduate in Accounting after completing his Bachelor of Commerce before joining the British Army.

Richard is survived by his wife Pearl and three children.

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