Cricket legend Shane Warne passes away at 52; cause of death is “suspected heart attack”
Shane Warne has reportedly passed away due to a heart attack.
An Australian cricketer known for his illustrious sports career as a spinner, Shane Warne, has passed away. He was 52 years old. According to Fox Cricket reports, a heart attack is suspected to have caused the death.
Fox News was reportedly notified about the cricketer’s sudden death by the cricketer’s management. In a statement, he said he had been in a villa in Thailand’s Koh Samui when he died. It says, “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,”
The statement added, “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
His tragic passing comes within mere hours after the death of Rob Marsh another iconic Australian cricketer who was 72 years old. In fact, Warne had shared a note on his death around 12 hours ago.
Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game & an inspiration to so many young boys & girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate❤️
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 4, 2022
The news has shocked his massive fan following and the cricketing and sporting community across the world. Among those sharing condolences is Indian cricketers Ajinkya Rahane and Vijendra Sehwag.
Shocked to hear about Shane Warne's departure. Shared some wonderful years with him during the start of my career. Rest in peace, legend!
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) March 4, 2022
Cannot believe it.
One of the greatest spinners, the man who made spin cool, superstar Shane Warne is no more.
Life is very fragile, but this is very difficult to fathom. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans all around the world. pic.twitter.com/f7FUzZBaYX
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 4, 2022
Shane Warne made his cricketing debut in 1991. By 1993 he was well on his way to earn his legendary status. He was considered one of the best bowlers in the world and was hailed for his popular legspin. Post his career as a cricket captain, he also turned commentator and after retirement led Rajasthan Royals to the Indian Premiere League’s first win.