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‘He was just a lad’: Dees legend speaks following tragic passing

Melbourne legend David Schwarz has shed light on his relationship with Colin Sylvia following his tragic passing on Sunday.

The 32-year-old former Melbourne and Fremantle player died in a car crash near Mildura on Sunday afternoon and Schwarz told Melbourne Breakfast he was in shock after hearing the news.

“He was just a lad,” he said.

“He probably liked life more than his footy and feel through a few cracks at the Demons and then at Fremantle and I think the transition out of footy into life was really difficult for him.

“Colin was always about his mates and loved a good time. He did a fair bit in his life in a short bit of time.

“It’s far too young.”

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