SBS football commentator Paul Williams, was found dead in his Sydney apartment at the weekend.
Williams, who joined SBS for the 1993 World Youth Cup, had suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome and severe depression since 2002 when the illness forced him to withdraw from regular work.
His commentary, with the late Johnny Warren, on the historic Australia v Iran World Cup qualifier at the MCG in 1997, won SBS its first Logie Award.
Williams became the network’s chief football commentator in 1996 commentating on the NSL, Socceroos games, Euro 96 and the 1998 World Cup in France. In recent years he also worked for Radio 2KY.
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