Final farewell: Martin Crowe laid to rest in emotional funeral, actor Russell Crowe among pallbearers

The pall bearers including actor and cousin Russell Crowe (FR) carry the casket after the funeral service for Martin Crowe on March 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe passed away last Thursday, aged 53. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

New Zealand legend Martin Crowe was laid to rest in an emotional funeral on Friday. His brother and former Kiwi cricketer Jeff Crowe and his cousin, Hollywood star Russell Crowe, were among the pallbearers. Getty Images

Auckland Grammar students perform a haka after the funeral service for Martin Crowe on March 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe passed away last Thursday, aged 53. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Auckland Grammar students perform a haka, the traditional dance form, after the funeral service for Martin Crowe. Getty Images

A traditional Maori dance is preformed as a hearse carrying Martin Crowe leaves Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, March 11, 2016. Former New Zealand cricket captain Crowe died March 3 after a long battle with cancer. (Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald via AP)

Haka, a traditional Maori dance is preformed as a hearse carrying Martin Crowe leaves Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland. AP

The wife of Martin Crowe, Lorraine Downes, bids farewell to the former New Zealand Cricketer during his funeral at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland on March 11, 2016. Cricketing greats honoured Martin Crowe at an emotional funeral for New Zealand's greatest batsman on March 11, with his cousin, Hollywood star Russell Crowe, acting as a pallbearer. / AFP

Martin Crowe's wife, Lorraine Downes, bids farewell to the former New Zealand cricketer during his funeral at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland. AFP

Martin Crowe's casket lies in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell as mourners arrive to pay their respects at the funeral service for Martin Crowe on March 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe passed away last Thursday, aged 53. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Martin Crowe's casket lies in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell as mourners arrive to pay their respects at the funeral service. Getty Images

Martin Crowe's casket lies in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell as mourners arrive to pay their respects at the funeral service for Martin Crowe on March 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe passed away last Thursday, aged 53. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

About 1,000 mourners packed Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral to remember Crowe, who died on 4 March aged 53 after a long battle with cancer. Getty Images


Published Date: Mar 11, 2016 03:54 pm | Updated Date: Mar 11, 2016 03:54 pm