Australian cricket legend Shane Warne died on Friday aged 52. The legendary cricketer died of a suspected heart attack at a villa in Koh Samui, Thailand, his management company, MPC Entertainment, said in a statement. His fans around the world are completely heartbroken.
The statement released by his company reads: “It is with great sadness that we inform you that Shane Keith Warne passed away of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand today, Friday March 4th. Shane was found unconscious at his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff he could not be revived.The family are requesting privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.
“Shane had three months off and that was the start. They had only arrived the night before. They were going for a drink at 5 p.m., and Warne’s close friend and business associate, Andrew Neophitou, knocked on his door at 5:15 p.m. because Warnie was always on time and said ‘Come on, you’re going to be late’ and then realized something was wrong.”
Erskine further revealed that Neophitou attempted to perform CPR before the ambulance arrived to take Shane to the hospital, but sadly, he was pronounced dead shortly after, via Foxsports.com.
News of Shane’s death came hours after the cricketer posted a message of condolence for Rodney Marsh, another great Australian cricketing icon, who died aged 74 on Friday.
Sad to hear the news of Rod Marsh’s passing. He was a legend in our big game and an inspiration to so many young boys and girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket and gave a lot, especially to Australian and England players. Sending lots and lots of love to Ros and the family. RIP buddy ❤️
—Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 4, 2022
Image source: Instagram/Shane Warne