Sir Everton Weekes, one of the game’s great batsmen and part of the trio of legendary 3 Ws, died aged 95 on Wednesday.
Tributes quickly started coming with Cricket West Indies saying: “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world.”
The current coach, Phil Simmons, added:
West Indies Cricket has not only lost one of its greatest cricketers, we have lost a true gentleman.
My Condolences and Prayers go out to his family and friends. RIPSirEverton
— Phil Simmons (@Coachsim13) July 1, 2020
And many more followed
We lost a legend today. Sir Everton Weekes is part of @windiescricket great history and legacy. He also was a great human being. Condolences goes out to his family. May he Rest In Peace
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) July 1, 2020
Very sad to learn of the passing of Sir Everton Weekes. A humble man who wore his greatness lightly
— Mike atherton (@Athersmike) July 1, 2020
Can’t believe the legendary Sir Everton Weekes is no more. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. One of the greatest cricketers from the country. A true icon.
Rest In Peace, legend! pic.twitter.com/GuZLPcUiHe
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) July 2, 2020
Saddened by passing away of Sir Everton Weekes who was the last of the famous ‘Three Ws’. A true humble great of the game. My thoughts and prayers are with Sir Weekes’ family and fans in this hour of grief. RIP Sir – @windiescricket pic.twitter.com/cvRhdJ1yiu
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) July 2, 2020
Saddened to hear about the passing of WI legend Sir. Everton Weekes. Had met him during the ICC conference in Barbados. He remembered a conversation we had during his time as match referee. Condolences to his family and friends.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 2, 2020
Sir Everton Weekes some cricketer, some man. Goodbye. Should you see Malcolm Marshall on your travels, do give him a hug from us all…
— Mark Nicholas (@mcjnicholas) July 1, 2020
Heard about the passing away of West Indies legend , Sir Everton Weekes. He was one of the greats of the game My condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/eQQo3QXN7F
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 1, 2020
Sir Everton Weekes, wow! What a legend!
Remember my father being awestruck by the man & his batting abilities. Chappelli too used to frequently gush over his talents. Thank you Sir, for your immense contribution to our game.#RIPWeekes
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 2, 2020