Retired New Zealand sports commentator Kevin Hart passes away at the age of 75. Check out wiki, death and how he passed away here.

Kevin Hart commentator : Wiki | Death | Passed away

New Zealand has lost not only a legendary sports commentator and auctioneer, but a great family man with Kevin Patrick Hart passing away at age 75.

Kevin Hart commentator : Wiki | Death | Passed away

Long-time friend and New Zealand rugby commentator Tony Johnson, says that it happened so fast, which makes it harder to process.

“I think that’s what’s added to this absolute sense of shock and a sense of tremendous loss. We’ve lost a great friend but we’ve also lost someone who’s very much been part of the sporting landscape and in terms of his job in the rural sector as well,” he says.

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He made a name for himself as a rugby sideline commentator in 1979, before, reluctantly, stepping into a play-by-play role, after Barry Holland convinced him to do so.

Hart, who started commenting domestic first class cricket during the 1978-79 season, grew up in Paeroa with a love for Thames Valley.

Kevin Hart commentator : Wiki | Death | Passed away

Hart’s last rugby game he called was between Waikato and Bay of Plenty in 2014, although he continued to commentate domestic cricket for another couple of years.

He also continued to work his Sunday morning Country Sport Breakfast show on Radio Sport, and he continued his career in the livestock industry, in which he became one of New Zealand’s leading auctioneers.

Kevin hart commentator death

Former sports broadcaster Kevin Hart has died at the age of 75.

Hart was a rugby and cricket commentator for 35 years before hanging up the microphone in 2014. He passed away last week.

Kevin Hart commentator : Wiki | Death | Passed away

Hart, whose voice became synonymous with rugby in the Waikato region, was also the host of the Country Sport Breakfast show on Radio Sport, while working in the livestock industry where he became one of the country’s leading auctioneers.

Hart was remembered on the Country Sport Breakfast show on Tuesday, with host Brian Kelly saying: “A bloody good bloke. Kevin Patrick Hart.”

Newstalk ZB sports news director Matt Brown said Hart was a “fantastic broadcaster”.

“Kevin Hart was a fantastic broadcaster, a brilliant rugby and cricket commentator in the Waikato and host of Radio Sport’s Sunday morning show the Country Sport Breakfast,” Brown said.

“I always loved crossing to him for chats when I was covering events like the French tennis Open. Harty would always paint the picture in his intro of where I was ‘on the banks of the Seine with a glass of red wine etc. when I was most likely sitting in my tiny hotel room’.

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Former sports broadcaster Kevin Hart has been remembered as a “bloody good bloke”.

Hart died this week, aged 75, eight years after the long-time voice of Waikato rugby called his last game of NPC rugby.

The Country Sport Breakfast paid tribute to their former colleague on Tuesday, reliving some of his previous calls, including of three streakers running amok at FMG Stadium Waikato.

“A bloody good bloke. Kevin Patrick Hart,” host Brian Kelly said, his voice breaking.

Hart’s last rugby game he called was between Waikato and Bay of Plenty in 2014, although he continued to commentate domestic cricket for another couple of years.

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