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Wife’s heart-wrenching tribute to husband, 42, who died suddenly during a basketball game 

‘He turned lemons into lemonade’: Wife’s heart-wrenching tribute to fit and healthy husband, 42, who died suddenly during a basketball game

  • Travis Dix was coming off the bench at a local competition when he collapsed
  • Michelle Pearson made a tribute to the man she spent over seven years with 
  • Just 19 days before his death, the couple celebrated Mr Dix’s 42nd birthday

A devastated widow has made a heartbreaking tribute to her husband who collapsed and died during a basketball game.

Travis Dix, a fit and healthy sales manager from Brisbane, was coming off the bench when he collapsed during a local basketball competition on Sunday.  

First aid workers and paramedics tried to revive the 42-year-old for 40 minutes. 

While the cause of death remains a mystery, his wife Michelle Pearson paid tribute to the man she spent seven and a half years with.

Travis Dix (pictured with his wife Michelle Pearson), a fit and healthy sales manager from Brisbane, collapsed during a local basketball competition on Sunday

Ms Pearson said: 'He was my everything, my best friend, we did everything together and I can't imagine life without him'

Ms Pearson said: ‘He was my everything, my best friend, we did everything together and I can’t imagine life without him’

‘He was my everything, my best friend, we did everything together and I can’t imagine life without him,’ she said, according to The Courier-Mail.

‘He turned lemons into lemonade. Enjoyed fine dining, good wine and live music. Loved travelling and always up for exploring new places.’

She explained the pair had been together from the moment they met when Mr Dix became her neighbour’s new housemate in Teneriffe, in the city’s north.

They bought a dog together named Bailey and referred to themselves as ‘a little family’.

The couple met when Mr Dix became Ms Pearson's neighbour's new housemate seven and a half years ago

The couple met when Mr Dix became Ms Pearson’s neighbour’s new housemate seven and a half years ago

Mr Dix was an AFL enthusiast who was also part of a horse racing group with his friends called The Two Fish Combo Punters Club.

Just 19 days before his shocking death, the happy couple celebrated Mr Dix’s 42nd birthday in Noosa – the place where he proposed and where they later got married.  

A family friend told the publication the couple ‘had a love like no other’ and were rarely seen apart in over seven years together.

The friend said Mr Dix touched many lives with his 'infectious smile and laugh' and never failed to being a smile to people's faces

The friend said Mr Dix touched many lives with his ‘infectious smile and laugh’ and never failed to being a smile to people’s faces

The friend said Mr Dix touched many lives with his ‘infectious smile and laugh’ and never failed to being a smile to people’s faces.

‘He will be very deeply missed by many.’

A funeral date is yet to be confirmed, as COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland only allow 100 people to attend and there are hundreds who have said they would like to attend.

A Go Fund Me page will be created and funds will be directed to a charity. 

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