London: The former England allrounder, Trevor Bailey, has died in a fire at his retirement home in Essex. He was 87.
According to BBC Essex, his body was found in the kitchen of a smoke-logged flat in Crowstone Road, Westcliff just after 0600 GMT. His wife Greta was rescued from the blaze.
"Crews did a fantastic job getting into the property quickly and searching through the smoke to find the woman," said Essex fire service divisional officer Bob Wahl. "She was in bed with the door shut and so that's probably what saved her. Firefighters carried her out of the property and she was left in the care of the ambulance service.