Penrith is mourning the loss of club great and former fullback Kevin Dann, who has died aged 62.

The Panthers are mourning the loss of club great and former fullback Kevin Dann, who has died aged 62.

Several former Penrith players took to social media on Sunday night to express their sadness over the passing of the former NSW fullback, who played 121 games for the club from 1977-84.

The Penrith club’s official Twitter account posted a tribute to Dann to say “with heavy hearts we acknowledge the passing of Kevin Dann – Panther No.138. Our sincere thoughts are with his family and friends”.

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Dann made his first grade debut as a teenager and retired at the early age of 25 at the end of 1983 before playing one more match the following season during a brief comeback.

The Blacktown junior became the first Panther to gain state selection when he represented NSW in a non-Origin match against Queensland in 1980.

Former teammate Phil Gould paid tribute to Dann, describing the news as “very sad”.

Another ex-teammate Darryl Brohman wrote: “Terrible news today with the passing of Kevin Dann. Stan was a tremendous bloke and a wonderful footballer. A very classy fullback who had the chance to be the Panthers first ever Australian representative. RIP Stan.”

Dann scored 322 points from 40 tries and 100 goals for the Panthers.

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