BRIDGETOWN (Web Desk) – Renowned West Indian cricket writer, commentator and journalist Tony Cozier died on Wednesday in his home country of Barbados at the age of 75 after a prolonged illness.

Cozier was admitted to hospital on May 3 for tests related to infections in the neck and legs, ESPN Cricinfo reported.

Cozier covered almost every West Indies series since 1962, and is one of the most respected cricket writers, broadcasters and historians to have come out of the Caribbean.

“Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Cozier today,” the ICC said on Twitter. “One of the truly great voices of cricket. A huge loss for the cricket community.”