Hilary Barry questions hair loss studio's Martin Crowe tribute
Hilary Barry has questioned a hair loss treatment studio's tribute to Martin Crowe.
Advanced Hair Studio placed a notice in the obituaries section of the New Zealand Herald saying staff at the studio were saddened by the cricketer's passing.
"He was an admired sportsman and a valued ambassador of AHS," the notice said.
The former New Zealand cricket captain died on Thursday, aged 53.
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Crowe died after a long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed in September 2014 with terminal Lymphoma.
It's the second death notice that caught my attention. Cringe. pic.twitter.com/sK4U4FJ0xu— Hilary Barry (@Hilary_Barry) March 6, 2016
Broadcaster Hilary Barry, however, was not impressed with the notice.
"It's the second death notice that caught my attention. Cringe," she wrote, referring to the hair studio's notice in Monday's paper.
According to Advanced Hair Studio's website, the cricketer was a long-time brand ambassador for the hair loss treatment studio starting in 1995.
Crowe's personal website listed the studio as one of the organisations he supported and endorsed.
Crowe said he began treatment with the clinic in 2000 after he started losing his hair.
During an interview in 2013 Crowe said he shaved the top of his head, where his fake hair was attached via a membrane system, while undergoing chemotherapy after losing the natural hair on the rest of his head.