Alwyn, also known as "The Big Fella", began his association with the franchise almost 10 years ago, in his capacity as team photographer, and had gone on to forge strong relationships with the players and office administrators alike.
Summers at SuperSport Park became synonymous with his humbled presence, endless energy and contagious smile. His passion for the Titans translated into his endearing ability to capture the team in their most candid moments, much to the adoration of the players.
He was held in high regard by all at the franchise, and this was exemplified during last year's Momentum One-Day Cup Final, where he was invited into the sacred confides of the player's changeroom to present the players with their shirts, in a final which the Titans went on to win.
Titans top order batsman, Henry Davids, recalls: “The first time I met Alwyn was in 2010, when he welcomed me to this unbelievable franchise with big smile on his face - he was always smiling. Even through his fight with cancer, he had a smile on his face, and when he was in pain, he never wanted to show it.
“His heart was sky blue and I remember when he spoke to us before the Momentum One-Day Cup final, there were a lot of tears in the players eyes before the game. He was an inspiration to us all and will forever be a legend.”
Titans Cricket CEO, Jacques Faul, expressed his condolences: “Alwyn was a Titan as much as the players are. He was well-like and respected by everyone connected with Titans Cricket, and he will be sorely missed and remembered for his services to Titans Cricket."
Members of the Titans Cricket family have been offering their condolences on social media since Alwyn’s death was announced.
Mark Boucher, Multiply Titans head coach, tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers are with the family of @bigpicalwyn! Comfortably the best human being I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting! I dedicate the rest of my @Titans_Cricket days to you old friend. RIP legend!”
Standard Bank Proteas Captain, Faf du Plessis, also tweeted: “What a top man. Always had a smile on his face.huge part of the @Titans_Cricket family. Will miss seeing him with his big camera on the side of the field. No doubt he is smiling down from heaven now.”