Former Australian test cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident in Queensland, Australian media reported on Sunday.

Multiple media outlets said Symonds, who was 46, had been involved in a single vehicle incident in Hervey Range, 50km from Townsville on Saturday night.

"Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled," Queensland police said in a statement.

"Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries.

"The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating."

Symonds' death comes two months after the passing of his former team mate Shane Warne, who died of a heart attack in Thailand on 4 March.

Symonds played 26 tests, 198 ODIs and 14 Twenty20 internationals for Australia and was part of two World Cup winning sides.

He played alongside spin bowler Shane Warne and attended Warne's memorial service in Melbourne following his shock death in Thailand in March.

Tributes for Symonds have been flowing in from the global cricket community, with former team-mate and wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist writing: "This really hurts."

Former English test captain Michael Vaughan said: "Simmo … this doesn't feel real."

Former English cricketer Alex Tudor said: "It has been a sad time for our wonderful game."

Former fast bowler and commentator Damien Fleming said: "This is so devastating. Roy was so much fun to be around. Our thoughts are with Symonds family."

Fellow former fast bowler Jason Gillespie wrote: "Horrendous news to wake up to. Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate."


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