A life cut down by a freakish one-in-a-zillion accident. He will remain 63 not out - forever.
On a short walk over the weekend it was moving to see cricket bats and hats on front lawns. What an amazing idea and so symbolic of the 'Aussie way'. (hashtag#putoutyourbats) - and the world did.
|Cricket bat and hat - a wonderful tribute|
It's a timely reminder to us all to Carpe Diem, to seize the day - everyday. You never know when it's going to be over.
In Berlin Elton sang a tribute to Phillip and gave support to the bowler Sean Abbott 'Don't let the sun go down on me'. You can listen here.