Alan McMahon passes away, aged 48

Former Balmain star Alan McMahon has passed away overnight, aged 48.

McMahon suffered a massive heart attack in his Wollongong home.

Alan McMahon is survived by his wife and three children and we would like to pass on our deepest symapthies to the McMahon family.

Alan McMahon was also the inaugural coach of the Newcastle Knights, who entered the NSWRL in 1988 along with the Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast Giants/Seagulls/Chargers.

We will have more on the career of Alan McMahon soon.