In his 1998 interview with John Robbie, the late South African cricketer, Clive Rice was recovering from brain surgery at a hospital in Germany, that seemed to have gone well. Rice was in good spirits, despite his illness - from what you can tell in the interview, he was a fantastic guy.
Listen to the interview below:
Some Tweets paying tribute to Clive Rice:
@702JohnRobbie #CliveRice Played hard but fair,could have played for England, but chose not to. A real scholar and a gentleman.— Hoosain Moolla (@HoosainMoolla) July 29, 2015
@702JohnRobbie In my conversation with Clive Rice in his car, he told me that Apartheid will be abolished one day. Captain My Captain. R.I.P— Stephen Morake (@morake147) July 29, 2015
@702JohnRobbie I was walking to a bus stop in 1983 after training at wanderers club Clive Rice gave me a lift and R100. R.I.P Clive Rice.— Stephen Morake (@morake147) July 29, 2015
Clive Rice died from septicaemia after being admitted to hospital on Sunday night and tributes have been pouring in. The former cricketer was admitted after suffering from severe stomach pains and had long been suffering from brain cancer. Stephen spoke to former cricketers, Dr Ali Bacher and Fanie De Villiers, who each paid tribute to him.
Rest in Peace Clive Rice!