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Agony for former tennis star Annabel Croft as her husband Mel Coleman dies suddenly

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cancer. Broadcaster Ms Croft, 56, married former professional yachtsman Mel Coleman in 1992. Around eight weeks ago after complaining of stomach pain, Mr Coleman was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer.

He died earlier this week, aged 60. Mr Coleman, a successful investment banker who took part in the America's Cup and more recently ran a tennis school with his wife, was noted for his apparently perfect health and, like Ms Croft, enjoyed an active outdoors lifestyle.

After Covid lockdowns, the two of them converted an old delivery van into a mobile home and took it around the country and into Europe on walking holidays.

Last night, Ms Croft said: 'My beloved husband Mel passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning after a short battle with cancer.

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