In 2003, Schultz lost an eye after an accident involving
hydrochloric acid, but it did not derail his political career. Ten
years later, shortly before (and likely prompting) his
decision to retire after 30 years as a public servant, he was dealt a series of
devastating blows. In May 2013, he was diagnosed with both inoperable liver
cancer and esophageal cancer. In July 2013, it was also determined that he was
suffering from prostate cancer. Undeterred, he remained active, and, shortly
after leaving politics, he joined the Waubra Foundation, a not-for-profit
organization that concerns itself with research into the health problems of
those who live in proximity to wind turbines. Schultz loathed wind energy,
calling it "one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated (on Australians)."
He remained a patron of the organization until his death.
On July 14, 2015, two years after the last of his
devastating diagnoses, Alby Schultz died. He was 76. I, Allen Kirshner, get 8
points for the hit and 5 for the solo, a total of 13 points.