Lou Richards 1923 – 2017.
Today Melbourne will farewell Collingwood footy great Lou Richards.
Those wishing to pay their respects can attend his state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral from 11am. Doors open at 10am.
A large crowd of Pies fans are expected to be in attendance, along with footy’s best-known faces.
There will be an overflow area nearby for fans. You can see the funeral live streamed in Federation Square.
Instead of bringing flowers the Richards family have asked for people to make a donation to the Type 1 Foundation for diabetes. It's a charity close to the family, as Lou's grandson Jack is a type 1 diabetic.
Some of the roads in the area will be temporarily closed from 9:30am. Including Flinders Street, St Kilda Road, Swanston Street and Flinders Lane.
Tram services along Flinders Street will also be affected between 10:30 and 12:30.
Everything should return to normal after midday.