CRICKET star Shane Warne took to his Instagram to share a picture from his Thai villa saying “good night from Koh Samui” in a tragic post hours before his death.
The sports legend was then found unresponsive in his villa have a suspected heart attack at the age of 52.
Just hours before his death, Warne shared a picture on his Instagram Story overlooking the garden and pool at his villa in Thailand with the caption “Good night from @samujanvillas Koh Samui” with a heart emoji.
His management released a brief statement today confirming the cricket ace has passed away.
“Shane was found unresponsive at his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he was unable to be resuscitated,” the statement said.
“The family is asking for privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
His death just came Hours after he tweeted his “sadness.” in the death of cricket legend Rod Marsh, who suffered a heart attack at the age of 74.
He said: “Sad to hear that Rod Marsh has passed away. He was a legend of our great game and an inspiration to so many young boys and girls.
“Rod cared deeply about cricket and gave a lot for it Australia & English players.
“Sending lots of love to Ros and the family. RIP buddy.”
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Shane captained Australia national team at One Day Internationals and was widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history.
As well as playing internationally, Warne played national cricket for his home state of Victoria and English national cricket for Hampshire.
He captained Hampshire for three seasons from 2005 to 2007 and played his first Test match in 1992, winning over 1,000 international wickets.
Perhaps the most watched cricket clip of all time, Shane Warne’s Ball of the Century at Old Trafford in 1993 was the beginning of the leg spinner legend.
His very first delivery in Ashe’s cricket spun around in the air, landing outside of Mike Gatting’s leg stump and spinning so wildly it scraped the top of the stump.
Australia won the match and took the Ashes. Gatting’s confused look as he trotted off was picture.
On December 21, 2006, Warned announced his retirement after the fifth Ashes test match at the SCG.
He said it was his intention to “go to the top”, adding that he might have retired after the 2005 Ashes series if Australia had won.
In February 2003, he was handed a 12-month cricket ban after taking a diuretic.
At the time, he accused the Australian Cricket Board’s Drugs Tribunal of giving in to “anti-doping hysteria” after being banned for a year for using a banned substance as a masking agent.
He said his mother Brigitte gave him the Moduretic before he went in front of the cameras to announce his retirement from one-day international cricket after the World Cup.
Devastated Shane revealed he was left alone in his hotel room crying himself to sleep after his ex-wife Simone Callahan broke up with him in 2005.
He was married to Simone for 10 years and the couple had three children: Brooke, 24; Jackson, 22; and summer, 20.
The blonde star, whose lovers include the former fiancee liz hurley, has admitted that he has turned to alcohol alone on tearful nights.
Simone opened up about how her “life was turned upside down” when she arrived in England to start a new life with Shane, just as the Ashes series was about to begin.
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But when newspaper articles revealed that Shane had been stalking other women behind her back, including student Laura Sayers and mother of three Kerrie Collimore, Simone made her way home to Australia with her three children.
In a new documentary released just two months ago, he’s simply titled Shane, the former bad boy of cricketShe admits, “I think that was the lowest.
“The impact on my kids, they wouldn’t see me and that was my fault.
“I would go back and raid the minibar. I was alone on the hotel room floor shouting ‘You idiot’.”
It marked the end of Shane’s 10-year marriage to Simone, which had weathered cheat allegations in the past.
Simone stood by him when it was revealed he had molested a British nurse with obscene messages, which cost him vice-captain of his country’s cricket team in 2000.
He later dated Hurley and moved into their Brighton mansion, where the couple announced their engagement in 2011.
After they split in 2013, Shane said he would have to “live with it for the rest of my life” about what he did to his family.
In 2016 he is said to have met American student Kathryn Long.
Most recently, he was reportedly with Australian model Emily Sears.
He began dating the 37-year-old in March 2017 and confirmed the relationship in June this year.
They were first spotted at a Los Angeles restaurant where they shared a three-hour meal.
Tributes have been poured in for the cricket legendincluding from Pier Morgan.
“Absolutely devastated to hear that Shane Warne has died of a heart attack aged just 52,” he tweeted.
“He was a brilliant cricketer, a brilliant entertainer, a fantastic guy and a great loyal friend for many years.
“Only bad news. RIP Warnie, I enjoyed every minute with you.”
Gary Lineker tweeted: “I am terribly saddened and shocked to hear the news that Shane Warne has passed away.
“The greatest spin bowler of all time. I can hardly believe it. RIP Shane.”
England cricket hero Monty Panesar told TalkRadio: “This is absolutely devastating, I’m sure the cricket community will be in complete shock.”
He said Warne was one of the “legends of the game” – “on and off the field it was incredible what he did for cricket.”
Monty continued, “It’s absolutely shocking. I can’t believe I’m even talking to you about this.”
BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker recalled an appearance by Shane Warne on the program in January this year.
He tweeted: “I really can’t believe the sad news of the passing of Shane Warne. He only came for breakfast a few weeks ago and was as effervescent as ever.
“What a talent he was. He was a huge influence on cricket and will be sorely missed by so many.”
Jemima Goldsmith, who was close friends with Shane Warne, tweeted: “Devastating, shocking news about Shane Warne. A sporting hero to so many, including my sons. And a big hearted friend.”
LIFE AFTER CRICKET
Last year it was reported that Shane was planning to build a new $5 million home in Portsea, Victoria.
According to The Herald Sun, plans have been submitted on his behalf to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to build the eye-catching property, complete with a bowling alley, wine cellar and jet ski garage.
In September, Warne joked he was trying to smoke 100 cigarettes a day to cure Covid.
The 52-year-old Australian tested positive over the summer, forcing him to isolate himself and miss training with The Hundred team London Spirit.
Double-jabbed Warne, a Sky TV cricket pundit who won 708 Test wickets, said: “Unfortunately I don’t play enough golf because I have Covid.
“Don’t take this as some kind of gospel and that’s actually a bit ironic but I figured if I smoke 100 cigarettes a day I could kill Covid.
“It didn’t really work and I ended up on a ventilator so it wasn’t ideal.
“I had to have the ten days of isolation – but I’m on my feet now.”
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