Ex Silver Fern Tania Dalton taken off life support to peacefully pass away

Publish Date
Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 6:21PM
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Former Silver Fern netballer and Sky TV commentator Tania Dalton has had her life support turned off and is expected to "slip away when she is ready", her family says.

"The Dalton family wishes to let people know that Tania's life support was turned off at 1.26pm today. The family are by her side and she is peaceful.

"It is expected that she will slip away when she is ready, anytime from now.

"Test results revealed that the internal aneurysm she experienced on Thursday night had resulted in massive blood loss and ultimately loss of oxygen to the brain for an extended period.

Aged 45, Dalton is married to husband Duane and they have three children, Tayla, Charlie and Matthew.

Dalton suffered an internal carotid artery aneurysm while playing for her Pita Pit team - Duane Dalton is co-director of Pita Pit NZ - and was treated on the field at Northcote's Onewa Domain, bleeding profusely from nose and mouth.

- NZ Herald