SHANE WARNE was arguably the greatest cricket bowler, but the world mourns his tragic death.
The cricketing legend’s management team released a brief statement on his passing on Friday, March 4, 2022, confirming it happened in Thailand.
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Although Warne’s family have yet to confirm the cricket icon’s death, Fox Sports Australia said his death was due to a suspected heart attack.
Warne was in Koh Samui, a tourist spot in Thailand, at the time of his death.
The statement confirming his death read: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff he could not be revived.
“The family requests confidentiality at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
Thai police later confirmed the Australian drummer died of natural causes and there were no suspicious circumstances.
Warne’s parents, Keith and Brigette, said: “The night of March 4, 2022 is when an endless nightmare began for our family, as it was the date we lost our son, father, brother and much loved and admired uncle, Shane Keith Warne’ a tragedy we will never accept.
“Finding words to adequately express our sadness is an impossible task for us and looking forward to a future without Shane is inconceivable, I hope the mountain of happy memories we all have will help us deal with our continued grief.”
The Australian was revered around the world as one of the game’s greatest players, having retired from all cricket formats in 2013.
Warne played national cricket for his home state of Victoria and English national cricket for Hampshire.
But it was with his Australian national team that he had his most famous successes on the cricket pitch.
He took his 700th and final Test wicket during The Ashes in 2006, before retiring from international duty after the series ended.
Since then he has worked regularly as a television commentator and cricket pundit, signing a deal with Sky Sports in 2009.
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Warne had three children – Brooke, Summer and Jackson – with ex-wife Simone Callahan before their divorce in 2005.
He then went on to date and get engaged to English actress and model Elizabeth Hurley, although they called things off in 2013.