Motorcycle champ Sheene dies
March 10, 2003
BARRY Sheene, Britain's 500cc motorcycle world champion in 1976 and 1977, died today of cancer.
An Australian resident for many years, Sheene, aged 52, died in hospital on Queensland's Gold Coast about 2pm (AEDT).
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and children, daughter Sidonie, 18, and son Freddie, 14.
A pirvate family funeral will be held later this week.