Less than 24 hours after Stephanie Scott's family was rocked by the death of their husband and father, it has been reported that the man convicted of her murder is set to appeal his life sentence.
His death comes less than three weeks after his daughter's murderer, Vincent Stanford, was sentenced to life in prison for killing the teacher on Easter Sunday previous year.
Last month Stanford was jailed for life for the teacher's killing.
Stanford, a school cleaner, confessed to murdering Ms Scott at Leeton High School, where they both worked, a week before she was to be married.
The 26-year-old's body was found in the Cocoparra National Park on April 10, five days after she disappeared.
The accident comes just three weeks after Mr Scott watched Stanford, the man who murdered his daughter, sentenced to life in jail in a court in Griffith.
ANTHONY STIPO FAIRFAX MEDIA Robert Scott right at Griffith courthouse last month for Vincent Standford's court proceedings
The father of murdered New South Wales teacher Stephanie Scott has died after a tree fell on him at a farm at Canowindra in the state's central west.
Former Year 7 students from Canowindra High School were shocked by the news and shared stories on social media about how Mr Scott taught them metal work, told hilarious jokes and made them "better people".
After his daughter was killed, Mr Scott said he wanted her to be remembered for who she was, not the way she died. "Stephanie has had everything taken away from her", Mrs Scott said.
'We need to be kind to ourselves, and let the music and fun back in.
"I guess lots of us from time to time think we have had a tough time or a tough day. and then you think of the Scott family, slowly coming to terms (if ever) with one tragedy and now having to cope with another".
"You remember her as the girl she was and I'm sure wherever she is now that she would wish that to be the case and maintain that as you remember her, as that great little girl she was".