Footy legend who appeared in the Hall of Fame dies aged 84 

AFL legend Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer has died at the age of 84.

The West Australian ruckman is officially enshrined as one of 28 legends in the AFL Hall of Fame, and played 356 games with Geelong, East Perth and Perth. 

Farmer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at 60 years old, was surrounded by family when he died, his daughter Kim said.

‘We have just shared our last precious moments with our dear dad and grandfather,’ she told The West Australian

‘It’s been an amazing life shared with a beautiful man. We will miss him.’

Farmer, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996, debuted for East Perth at the age of 18. 

He revolutionized the game with his ability to handpass the ball accurately to teammates over long distances, opening up a sport that was dominated by kick-and-mark. 

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