Cricket writer Peter Robinson has died at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 54. He had been suffering from cancer.

Robinson was sports editor of The Citizen at the time of his death, and he had previously worked for The Star, The Sunday Independent, Sports Day, This Day, and the Natal Witness. He was also the South African editor of Cricinfo for a number of years.

"Robbo was a naturally gifted writer, someone for whom the words just flowed," former colleague Guy Hawthorne told "He was a superb columnist and many of his offerings reduced the sub-editors at This Day to either fits of laughter or tears of sorrow. He loved his job and his passion for writing was evident in the many excellent articles he produced."