Cricketing legend Shane Warne said a final goodnight to the world on Friday evening, posting “Goodnight from Samujana Villas in Koh Samui” with an image of a swimming pool.
Shortly after, he was reportedly found unresponsive on the floor of the Thai villa by one of his friends, and is suspected to have died of a heart attack at the age of 52.Cricketing legend Shane Warne said a final goodnight to the world on Friday night, posting “Goodnight from Samujana Villas in Koh Samui” with an image of a swimming pool.
Cricketing legend Shane Warne said a final goodnight to the world on Friday night, posting “Goodnight from Samujana Villas in Koh Samui” with an image of a swimming pool
“When we arrived at the location, we saw the victim lying on the lower floor.” Ambulance worker Kittichai Huadmueang said.
“The friend carried him downstairs and performed CPR. We requested help from Thai International Hospital to transfer him there, but we were told later that the man has passed away.”
Thai police revealed Warne’s body had been taken for an autopsy, but an Ambulance worker on the scene said there were no signs of a suspicious death.
Australia’s Shane Warne leaves the field after taking 5 wickets at the end of the first day of the 5th cricket test match between England and Australia at the Oval in London, Thursday Sept. 8, 2005.
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“From what we could observe, there was no wound, no sign of struggle,” Mr Huadmueang said.
“The room was in normal condition. Everything looked normal, as if the victim was just sleeping in the room, kept cool and comfortable with the air conditioning on.”
His death came no later than 24 hours after that of fellow Australia cricket legend Rod Marsh, who Warne himself had only just publicly paid tribute to.
“He was a legend of our great game and an inspiration to so many young girls and boys. Rod cared deeply about cricket and gave so much,” Warne posted on Instagram, “RIP mate.”
Shane Warne’s death came just hours after he said farewell to fellow cricketing icon, Rod Marsh.
Warne was Australia’s greatest-ever bowlers and arguably the country’s second-greatest cricketer in history behind Don Bradman.
“There are so many guys in this team and squad who still have him as a hero and all-time favourite player. The loss we are trying to wrap our head around is huge,” Pat Cummins said.
“The game of cricket was never the same after Shane emerged, and it will never be the same now he has gone. Rest in peace King.”
“Shane was one of the most talented and charismatic cricketers we have ever witnessed,” Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said.
“He loved cricket, had an extraordinarily astute understanding of the game and his influence and legacy will last for as long as it is played.”
“We are in a state of complete shock at his sudden passing.”