Bev Brock dead at age 77, wife of Peter Brock battled cancer

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Bev Brock, the “former wife” of Australian motorsport icon Peter Brock, has died at the age of 77.

The Brock family has confirmed the tragic news, which comes two years after the popular motorsport figure was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

“Bev was a dedicated parent, always making time to make a costume for plays or help out on a school camp,” her son, James Brock, wrote on Facebook.

“She dedicated her life to helping Peter’s racing career taking on multiple roles, all met with skill, smarts and purpose.”

The Herald Sun reports she died at her Melbourne home on Sunday morning.

Bev and Peter were together for almost three decades before they split in 2005.

They had two children together, daughter Alexandra and son and Robert.

Bev also had son James, with her first husband James McIntosh.

Peter and Bev’s 28-year relationship ended in 2005, with Brock engaged to Julie Bamford when he died after crashing in a rally in Perth the following year.

Bev was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia and was a high profile figure in Australian motorsport.

She wrote two books about her ex partner as well as an autobiography about their private life.

The pair never married but she took the Supercars legend’s name through deed poll.

Bamford revealed in recent years her relationship with Peter Brock began well before Bev and Peter went their separate ways.

She said she and Peter had plans to get married before his tragic death.