Lou Richards, Australian footballer, Died at 94


Lewis Thomas Charles “Lou” Richards was born on and died on March 15, 1923, and died on May 8, 2017.

He was an Australian rules footballer.

Richards played 250 games for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1941 and 1955.

Lou Richards captained the team from 1952-55, including a premiership win in 1953.

Later, he became a hotel manager and a highly prominent sports journalist, in print, radio and television, and was known for his wit and vivacity.

He married Edna Lillian Bowie in 1948; the couple had two daughters.

In 2005, his wife was admitted into care with dementia, she died, aged 87, in March 2008.

Richards died at his nursing home in the Melbourne suburb of Windsor.

Lou Richards passed away at 94 years old.