SHANE Warne’s heartbroken mother has spoken of her shock after the cricketer died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand.
The legend, 52, was staying at a luxury villa with friends when he was found unresponsive on Friday.
His desperate friends CPR performed for 20 minutes before paramedics rushed him to Thai International Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead.
Warne’s mother Bridgette has now spoken out following the Australian bowler’s tragic death.
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she said The Herald Sun: “We are just in shock. We’re fine”.
Warne’s father, Keith, has yet to comment but said he would release a tribute at a later date.
Its management team released a brief statement yesterday confirmation that the cricket ace had passed away.
It came just a few hours after Warne shared a recent Instagram post of the pool in the Thailand villa.
He captioned it with a heart emoji “Goodnight from @samujanvillas Koh Samui”.
Warne had arrived in the country with friends for a boy’s holiday on Thursday.
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Police Sergeant Suporn Hemruangsree said the group was asleep on Friday afternoon when a mate tried to wake Warne, who didn’t respond.
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.”
Shane was captain of the Australia national team at One Day Internationals and received wide attention one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history.
As well as playing internationally, he played cricket for his home state of Victoria and English cricket for Hampshire.
The star 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, the icon’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.
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Warne was also known for his antics off the cricket pitch and was later branded as the sport’s bad boy.
His wife Simone Callahan separated from him in 2005 after years of allegations of cheating.
The final straw came as new claims surfaced that Warne had been stalking three other women after Simone arrived in England, just as the Ashes series was about to begin.
She returned to Australia with her three children, Brooke, 24, Jackson, 22, and Summer, 20.
In a new documentary released just two months ago, titled Shane, he admitted, “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’.”
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.
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honors have poured for the cricket legend after the heartbreaking news was announced yesterday.
Pier Morgan branded his close pal “unique, wild, mischievous” in his column for The Sun.
He added: “I am absolutely disappointed that he left so soon and I will miss him enormously.
“But I’ve enjoyed every second of my hundreds of hours in his exciting, unpredictable, and always entertaining company, and how many people in life can you say that about?”
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.”
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