‘It’s still very hard – losing Shane was terrible’: Elizabeth Hurley reflects on the death of her ex-fiancé and cricketing legend Shane Warne

Elizabeth Hurley has been reflecting on the deaths of Shane Warne, the cricket legend and her ex-fiancé, who died earlier this year.

The Australian cricketer, widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand, in March at the age of 52.

In a new interview with The Times MagazineHurley, who was engaged to Warne in 2011, spoke about how difficult it was for her and her son Damian, 20, to process the deaths of Warne and Damian’s film producing father Steve Bing, who committed suicide in 2020.

“Of the four great loves of my life, two are dead — I always say that to the other two [Hugh Grant and Damian]better watch your back,” the actor and model said.

“But yes, it was very difficult and it still is very difficult. Losing Shane was terrible. It took me a long time to understand. I honestly kept thinking he would call and it would turn out to be a great Aussie joke.

“Losing Stephen [Bing] was something else entirely. We were estranged for so long but made up towards the end and a bright and different future looked like it would open up, but of course it didn’t.”

Hurley continued: “For Damian, his death was more of a mental challenge because he didn’t know him as a person. Arun [Nayar, a textile millionaire Hurley was married to from 2007 to 2011] was his father figure.

“Arun still calls him son and Damian calls him father; Shane was more of a fun uncle character. But yes, all these things combined with Covid and lockdown – that was a huge amount to deal with as a young person.”

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Damian cast Hurley in his first feature film, a thriller called Strictly confidential, which he wrote and is directing.

But the actor can currently be seen in caribbean christmas, which is now streaming on Prime Video, Virgin and Sky Store.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/elizabeth-hurley-shane-warne-death-b2247073.html ‘It’s still very hard – losing Shane was terrible’: Elizabeth Hurley reflects on the death of her ex-fiancé and cricketing legend Shane Warne

JOE HERNANDEZ

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