Sam Newman reveals exactly what happened the night he fought to bring his wife back to life

‘I miss everything about it’: Sam Newman reveals exactly what happened the night he fought to bring his wife back to life in emotional and raw interview

  • Wife of AFL legend Sam Newman died aged just 50 last month in Melbourne
  • He found Amanda Brown at home after she suffered a heart attack or stroke
  • Newman, 75, has spoken about the tragedy in detail in an upcoming TV interview

AFL legend Sam Newman ‘misses everything’ about his wife Amanda Brown and their marriage a month after her sudden death.

The former co-host of the Footy Show opened up about the pain of finding her dead in their home and being without her in a raw and emotional interview.

Newman, 75, described how he tried in vain to revive his wife after discovering her lying on the floor unresponsive in their apartment in Melbourne last month.

Sam Newman (pictured) was in a relationship with Amanda Brown for 20 years before they tied the knot last November

The couple were an item for 20 years before tying the knot in November last year. ‘I miss everything about it,’ he said in a preview for his 7 News interview.

On his own podcast You Cannot Be Serious, Newman, a Geelong great, revealed he was out getting fish and chips on the night of her death before quickly returning home.

He was anxious after his wife failed to answer any of his calls.

Newman entered his apartment and found his long term partner dead on the floor.

He performed CPR on her for 20 minutes – even though he knew it was too late.

‘I get home and I walk in the door and the television’s on in the bedroom. So I look down there and lying in her underwear — she’d obviously been in bed or she got out of bed to get something to eat,’ he said.

Last month Newman discovered his wife lying on the floor unresponsive in their luxury apartment in Melbourne - she was unable to be revived

Last month Newman discovered his wife lying on the floor unresponsive in their luxury apartment in Melbourne – she was unable to be revived

AFL legend Sam Newman recently revealed in a podcast he came home after picking up some takeaway and found his long term partner dead on the floor of their Melbourne apartment

AFL legend Sam Newman recently revealed in a podcast he came home after picking up some takeaway and found his long term partner dead on the floor of their Melbourne apartment

‘She’s lying there on the tiles outside the laundry and as soon as I saw her I knew she was dead, I just knew it.

‘I rang 000 and the very helpful person said you better try and give CPR and she talked me through that.

‘I’ve got the phone on speaker and I’m pumping this poor woman who is lying there looking so peaceful, obviously dead, but the operator said keep doing it in case there’s a spark of life in her.

‘So for 20 minutes I’m giving CPR to what I knew was a corpse.’

Newman called his soulmate ‘loyal and loving, protective and strong willed’ in the podcast.

It is believed Amanda Brown (pictured left) suffered a heart attack or stroke in the tragic incident last month in Melbourne

It is believed Amanda Brown (pictured left) suffered a heart attack or stroke in the tragic incident last month in Melbourne

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