false reports of his demise, causing anguish for his family and cricket enthusiasts worldwide; however, this time, his family members have officially confirmed the heartbreaking news.

Streak's cricketing career included 65 Test matches and 189 ODIs representing Zimbabwe, during which he amassed 1990 runs in Test cricket and 2943 runs in the One-Day Internationals. 

Nevertheless, it was his exceptional bowling skills that truly distinguished him from his peers. With a remarkable record of 216 wickets in Test cricket and 239 in ODIs, he remains Zimbabwe's leading wicket-taker in both of these formats, leaving an enduring legacy in the cricketing world.

Following the passing of Heath Streak, his spouse, Nadine, turned to social media to pen a touching tribute in remembrance of her late husband.

"In the early hours of this morning, Sunday, September 3rd, 2023, the greatest love of my life and the father of my beautiful children, was carried to be with the angels from his home, where he wished to spend his last days surrounded by his family and closest loved ones. He was covered in love and peace and did not walk off the park alone. Our souls are joined for eternity, Streaky. Till I hold you again," Nadine Streak wrote on Facebook.

Streak was one of the greatest of his generation

Hailing from Bulawayo, the cricket legend, who achieved global recognition as one of the top bowlers during his prime, held the distinction of being Zimbabwe's highest-ever wicket-taker in Test cricket.

As a fast bowler, he secured an impressive tally of 216 Test wickets with an average of 28.14 while contributing 1990 runs at an average of 22.35. In the One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Streak notched up 239 wickets with an average of 29.82 and amassed 2,943 runs at 28.29.

During his career spanning from 1993 to 2005, the 49-year-old Streak participated in 65 Tests and 189 ODIs for Zimbabwe before transitioning into a coaching role for the national team.