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Heartbroken Sam Newman is spotted in Melbourne following the tragic death of his wife Amanda Brown

Sam Newman has been spotted in Melbourne after his wife Amanda Brown died unexpectedly on Saturday.

The footy legend, 74, looked forlorn as he ran errands on Thursday in a black T-shirt and shorts.

Sam kept his head down as he reached into the boot of his car to retrieve a garment, before placing it on a clothes hanger.

Heartbroken Sam Newman, 74, (pictured) was spotted in Melbourne on Thursday following the sudden death of his wife Amanda Brown on Saturday 

The former Geelong great carried a water bottle, along with a coffee, as he made his way through the car park.

The sighting comes after Sam described the tragic final moments of his wife’s life, explaining how he performed CPR on a deceased Amanda for 20 minutes before she was pronounced dead.

On Wednesday, he spoke at length about his heartache at losing his partner of almost two decades, whom he only married late last year.

‘I get home and I walk in the door and the television’s on in the bedroom. So I look down there and lying in her underwear – she’d obviously been in bed or she got out of bed to get something to eat,’ Sam said.

On Thursday, the 74-year-old was spotted getting what appeared to be a black garment out of the boot of his car in Melbourne

On Thursday, the 74-year-old was spotted getting what appeared to be a black garment out of the boot of his car in Melbourne

Sam appeared downcast as he placed a black garment onto a clothes hanger

Sam appeared downcast as he placed a black garment onto a clothes hanger

The sighting comes as the footy legend detailed the tragic final moments of his wife Amanda Brown's life on Wednesday

The sighting comes as the footy legend detailed the tragic final moments of his wife Amanda Brown’s life on Wednesday

Sam revealed that he performed CPR on his deceased wife for 20 minutes before she was pronounced dead

Sam revealed that he performed CPR on his deceased wife for 20 minutes before she was pronounced dead

‘She’s lying there on the tiles outside the laundry and as soon as I saw her I knew she was dead, I just knew it.

‘I rang 000 and the very helpful person said you better try and give CPR and she talked me through that.

‘I’ve got the phone on speaker and I’m pumping this poor woman who’s lying there looking so peaceful, obviously dead, but the operator said keep doing it in case there’s a spark of life in her, I think she said.’

'I get home and I walk in the door and the television's on in the bedroom. So I look down there and lying in her underwear — she'd obviously been in bed or she got out of bed to get something to eat,' Newman said

‘I get home and I walk in the door and the television’s on in the bedroom. So I look down there and lying in her underwear — she’d obviously been in bed or she got out of bed to get something to eat,’ Newman said

'I rang 000 and the very helpful person said you better try and give CPR and she talked me through that. 'So for 20 minutes I'm giving CPR to what I knew was a corpse,' he continued

‘I rang 000 and the very helpful person said you better try and give CPR and she talked me through that. ‘So for 20 minutes I’m giving CPR to what I knew was a corpse,’ he continued

‘So for 20 minutes I’m giving CPR to what I knew was a corpse,’ he added.

Detailing the heartbreaking days since his wife died, Sam explained how he unexpectedly crawled into her side of the bed in an effort to be close to her.

‘When I got home after the coroner and the police had been and the ambulance, I got into bed,’ he said.

Detailing the heartbreaking days since his beloved wife died, Newman explained how he unexpectedly crawled into her side of the bed in an effort to be close to her

Detailing the heartbreaking days since his beloved wife died, Newman explained how he unexpectedly crawled into her side of the bed in an effort to be close to her

‘Now here’s the interesting thing… I sleep on the left-hand side of the bed and my partner Amanda sleeps on the right-hand side.

‘And when I got in after the ambulance had been and the police and the coroner, I didn’t think about this, I just instinctively got into her side of the bed. I was lying there for about half an hour and I thought, “What am I doing on this side of the bed?”

‘I tried to go to sleep. The coroner left at about one in the morning and at about half-past two I thought I’d have a crack at going to sleep, and of course I couldn’t.’ 

Support: Sam has received an outpouring of love and support from the footy community

Support: Sam has received an outpouring of love and support from the footy community

An emotional Sam said he wanted to speak about losing his wife, whom he married last November after a 20-year relationship, but was unsure if they would ever actually release the podcast.

‘I want to do this,’ he said. 

‘I’ve had a pretty tough week so before I start, I don’t want anyone listening to this to feel sorry for me.’

Sleepless night: He said, 'I tried to go to sleep. The coroner left at about one in the morning and at about half-past two I thought I'd have a crack at going to sleep, and of course I couldn't'

Sleepless night: He said, ‘I tried to go to sleep. The coroner left at about one in the morning and at about half-past two I thought I’d have a crack at going to sleep, and of course I couldn’t’

An emotional Newman said he wanted to speak about losing his wife, whom he married last November after a 20-year relationship, but was unsure if they would ever actually air the podcast

An emotional Newman said he wanted to speak about losing his wife, whom he married last November after a 20-year relationship, but was unsure if they would ever actually air the podcast

A humble Newman said there were plenty of other people within the community who had suffered greater adversity than him. 

‘I’m not singling myself out for sympathy or anything like that,’ he said.

Speaking to great mate and former AFL legend Don Scott, Newman said he had been overwhelmed by the support he had received over the past few days.

Sam Newman's wife Amanda Brown (left) was found dead in their Docklands apartment aged 50. She had enjoyed a wonderful day out on Port Phillip Bay with Newman in 2019 (pictured)

Sam Newman’s wife Amanda Brown (left) was found dead in their Docklands apartment aged 50. She had enjoyed a wonderful day out on Port Phillip Bay with Newman in 2019 (pictured)

Amanda Brown (centre) with mates in happier times on Sam Newman's boat

Amanda Brown (centre) with mates in happier times on Sam Newman’s boat 

‘I’ve had people reach out to me, you wouldn’t believe the people who’ve reached out to me who’ve suffered similar episodes in their life,’ he said.

‘There’ll be a significant amount of people that don’t have sympathy for me and that’s fine too. 

‘They’ll say I got what I deserved and good luck and good riddance and all that, and I understand that and I don’t mind if you have that opinion of me and what happened to me. That’s fine because I’m a polarising influence I suppose.’

Melissa Huynh and friend Amanda Brown spent good times together (pictured)

Melissa Huynh and friend Amanda Brown spent good times together (pictured)


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