Who is Terry Hill as Rugby League great passed away, cause of death, bio, age, height and wife

Who is Terry Hill as Rugby League great passed away, cause of death, bio, age, height and wife

Have a look at the cause of death and wife of Terry Hill

The rugby community is currently mourning after learning the tragic news of a former NSW and Australian centre Terry Hill’s demise.

Who is Terry Hill as Rugby League great passed away, cause of death, obituary, bio, age, height and wife

The rugby “giant personality” passed away at the age of 52 in the Philippines. As per reports, Hill was married to a Philippines local but the name of his Filipino wife isn’t known. He was working with another ex-NRL player David Gillespie to raise $26,000 for a local orphanage.

Terry was fine and his death was sudden and unexpected with him dying aged 52 due to a heart attack.

According to reports, the Australian Kangaroos legends passed away due to a heart attack. His family indicated that Hill had been spending more time in the Philippines in recent years as he was involved in charity work with David Gillespie.

Earlier in a statement, David Gillespie described Hill as being “Usual Self” a week before his passing. Gillespie said, “I was with Terry only last week. He was his usual self, the life of the party.”

Tributes Poured In

After learning the tragic news, ARLC chairman Peter V’landys expressed his sorrow as he said, “Terry was an exceptionally skilled footballer.


“He made a remarkable debut in first grade as a teenager, represented Australia in nine Test matches, and played 14 State of Origin games for New South Wales.”

“Not only was he renowned as one of the game’s giant personalities, but he also stood out as one of its most beloved figures. A towering personality cherished by all his fellow players throughout his extensive tenure in the top league. Who could overlook the uproarious skits from the Channel 9 Footy Show?

“On behalf of the Commission, I offer our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Terry’s family and all who were fortunate to have crossed paths with him.”

About Terry Hill

Terry Hill was born in Newtown, New South Wales, Australia on 22 January 1972. He was an Australian professional rugby league player who made his mark as a center during the 1990s and 2000s.


The 185 cm (6 ft 1 In) tall player competed in the NRL for several teams, including the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Eastern Suburbs, Western Suburbs Magpies, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, and Wests Tigers.
Hill also represented New South Wales and Australia in representative matches.

Besides his rugby league career, he gained recognition for his television commercials with Lowes Menswear.


In the 1991 season, Hill got caught up in the complexities of the “External and Internal Draft” system. Despite having a playing and employment agreement with the Western Suburbs Magpies, he ended up being selected by Eastern Suburbs from the Internal Draft pool.


After retiring from professional rugby league, Hill took up coaching in the New South Wales Country Rugby League. He previously coached the Umina Bunnies and, in 2008, became the head coach of the Kincumber Rugby League Football Club in the Central Coast Division.

Hill was a familiar face in Lowes Menswear television commercials and made regular appearances on Channel Nine’s The Footy Show during the 1990s. He left the program in 1998, citing his desire to focus on his rugby league career. Hill is survived by his first wife Tracey Benson and three children.

Our deepest condolences to the family, fans and friends of Terry Hill. May his departed soul rest in peace.

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