The news that Kevin Cunningham, one of only 12 athletes to represent Australia at the first Paralympics in Rome in 1960, passed away at the age of 84 is heartbreaking. His death was confirmed only a few days ago, and in the past few hours, it has gained attention.
Many people are interested in learning the cause of his death and how it occurred to him now that the news of his passing has been confirmed. Let us inform you that on January 4, 2023, the first Paralympic Games team member from Australia passed away.
Who was Kevin Cunningham?
Since the news of his passing was confirmed, his friends, family, and admirers have paid tribute to him and sent their sincere condolences to his loved ones. Social media is flooded with tributes. It is difficult to imagine that Kevin Cunningham is no longer in our midst.
The sources claim that Kevin competed in the 1960 Paralympic Games in Rome and the 1968 Paralympic Games in Tel Aviv. His untimely passing is being lamented by the entire paralympic community. His untimely death shocked his devotees and family members.
Kevin Cunningham Cause of Death
Irene and Edward welcomed Kevin Cunningham into the world on August 11, 1939 in Perth, Western Australia. His mother left the world when he was only six years old, and he was raised by his grandmother. He enrolled at Perth Technical College and the Jolimont School.
Additionally, he served as an apprentice at SW Hart & Company. Let us tell you that in 1957, Kevin was also hurt in a car accident. He was unconscious for three weeks. At the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Center, where he saw residents practising for the International Stoke Mandeville Games, he developed an interest in paralympic sports. He later competed in wheelchair fencing and wheelchair basketball at the 1960 Rome Games, but due to his injuries.
He was later not chosen for the 1964 Tokyo Games. Numerous people across the nation were motivated and inspired by his commitment. However, neither his friend nor family disclosed the specifics of his funeral or obituary. He will never leave anyone’s heart.