Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has passed away at the age of 52. He is suspected to have died due to a heart attack.
Warne’s management had released a brief statement that he passed away in Thailand of a suspected heart attack.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement said. “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course”, it added.
The news of Warne passing away comes just hours after the death of Australia’s former wicketkeeper, Rod Marsh. He passed away due to a heart attack as well. In fact, Warne’s last tweet was the condolences he had expressed over this unfortunate news.
An iconic name in international cricket, Warne, since making his debut in 1992, played 145 Tests for Australia, picking up 708 wickets. In his 194 ODI appearances, Warne Pared 293 scalps. He was also named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Century who claimed 708 Test Wickets in a 15-year career between 1992 and 2007.