Former South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO Tubby Reddy has died.
He was 62.
A polarising figure in the halls and boardrooms of Sascoc, Reddy was dismissed from the organisation in 2018 following a lengthy case that included charges of corruption and sexual harassment.
Reddy's death was confirmed to Sport24 by current Sascoc CEO Ravi Govender.
"We have been informed of his unfortunate passing away and we will be issuing a media statement," Govender said.
"We don't have many details, but we know that it was unexpected and sudden and our sympathies and thoughts go out to the Reddy family and their friends.
"It's very sad."
SASCOC released as statement through their website saying they were saddened by Reddy's passing.
"The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is saddened at the news of the passing of its former CEO, Mr Tubby Reddy.
SASCOC would like to express its sincere condolences to the Reddy family and friends.
Mr Reddy was appointed to the position of SASCOC CEO on 1 February 2009 after serving for a period as its Chief Operating Officer. He remained CEO until 2017.
During his tenure, he had also held the position of Manager (High Performance) at NOCSA between 1997 and 2004, and in 2005 became the General Manager: High Performance at SASCOC.
Mr Reddy was 62 at the time of his death.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time," the statement read.
Am sad to hear of the news of former SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy’s death. He served from 2009 to 2017 and while he split opinions he didn’t suffer fools gladly. My thoughts are with his family and friends— Gary Lemke (@GaryLemke) November 17, 2021