Sir Everton Weekes, one of the game's great batsmen and part of the trio of legendary 3 Ws, died aged 95 on Wednesday.

Tributes quickly started coming with Cricket West Indies saying: "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world."

The current coach, Phil Simmons, added:

And many more followed

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The great Sir Everton Weekes would have graced Test cricket with the willow in his hands many years before I would have had an opportunity to watch the classy last surviving member of the formidable 3 Ws. I must say however that reading about his feats and watching clips of Sir Everton batting put him in my estimation into the upper echelons of the all time great batsmen. Strongly built like a Mike Tyson, but a quiet and humble man, he was always open to converse with me about batting or West Indies cricket. I Trusted and respected him tremendously. He cared deeply about West Indies cricket and was always fair in his comments. The West Indies cricket fraternity and the world at large has lost a great man. He was simply A GREAT WEST INDIAN! #RIPSirEvertonWeekes

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