According to new reports that surfaced on Friday, Paul Green passed away only a few hours after attending the birthday celebration of his young son.
The body of the North Queensland Cowboys coach who led the team to a championship on Thursday morning was found in his residence shortly after 10 o’clock.
Reports from the authorities indicate that he took his own life.
On Thursday, a message from Green’s family, who are understandably in shock, was made public.
“We have suffered the loss of a beloved husband and father, as well as a beautiful brother and son.
“We are at a loss for words that could even come close to explaining how we feel, but we would like to use this opportunity to convey our gratitude to all of those who have reached out to us with their love and support.
“As a reminder, our loved ones are still processing the impact of this terrible event, and we ask for your patience and understanding as we work through our grief,”
According to the Courier Mail, Green’s struggle was kept a secret even from his family and the closest acquaintances he had at the time.
It has been reported that he recently conferred with Wayne Bennett about making a comeback into the National Rugby League (NRL) before heading to Sydney for a weekend reunion with the Cronulla Sharks.
According to former Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini, Green called his long-time manager George Minis around 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday to organise the day’s birthday celebrations for his newborn son, Jed. Green’s son Jed was born on Wednesday.
Thursday morning saw Green’s wife Amanda participating in a pilates class at the local gym.
When she got home, Green was unresponsive to her presence.
A representative for the Wynnum Police Department stated that officers were summoned to a home in the area shortly after 10 o’clock this morning after it was discovered that a 49-year-old male was unresponsive.
A brief time later, the emergency medical services personnel pronounced him dead. There are no other conditions that raise any red flags.”