Shane Warne, a retired Australian cricketer who helped his nation win the World Cup in 1999 and was a member of five Ashes-winning teams during his career, died on Friday at the age of 52. “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” Warne’s management confirmed in a statement to Australian media outlet Fox Sports.
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course,” the statement added.
Shane Warne Death Cause: What Happened To Cricketer Revealed. Australian cricket legend, Shane Warne, dies of ‘suspected heart attack’, aged 52.
Shane Warne Death Cause Explored
According to a brief statement given to Fox Sports by Warne’s management, 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 read.
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
The shocking news comes hours after the death of another icon of Australian cricket, former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, who also suffered a heart attack earlier this week at the age of 74.
“Warney”, as he was known throughout the cricketing world, was without question one of the true icons of world cricket, a man who almost singlehandedly revived the art of legspin in the early 1990s.
Shane Warne Wife & Children
With his former spouse Simone Callahan, Warne has three children. The pair were married between 1995 and 2005, and had heterochromia. As a consequence of the condition, one of his eyes was blue while the other was green.
Following a break-up with Simone, Warne was dating Elizabeth Hurley, who he kissed. Despite the fact that Warne’s correspondence with a married Melbourne entrepreneur made headlines soon after their engagement, the pair became famous when Hurley later moved into his Brighton mansion.
In late 2011, Hurley and Warne’s engagement was announced. On December 17, 2013, WHO Magazine revealed that the pair had “dismissed” their engagement.