Tributes poured in from around the world for Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne who died of a suspected heart attack.
The 52-year-old’s management confirmed in a statement that the retired spinner died in Koh Samui, Thailand.
“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 unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical personnel, he could not be revived,” the statement read.
Warne is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers to ever play cricket after retiring as the second most prolific wicket taker in Test cricket.
💔 And speechless at the moment. I literally don’t know how to sum up this situation. My friend is gone!!
We have lost one of the greatest sportsmen of all time!!
My condolences go out to his family.
RIP Warnie!! We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/sQOrL9dIyM
— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) March 4, 2022
RIP Shane Warne
Devastating news 💔
My condolences and love go out to your friends and family. pic.twitter.com/pUw1RYw17v
— John Terry (@JohnTerry26) March 4, 2022
One of the greatest of all time.
A legend. A genius.
You changed Cricket.
RIP Shane Warne ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YX91zmssoT
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 4, 2022
A true competitor and an icon.
RIP Shane Warne ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6RgOBVe2t8
— South Africa Cricket (@OfficialCSA) March 4, 2022
Shocking and Heartbreaking at the Legendary Spinner’s Demise #ShaneWarne 💔
— Shaman Pratap Singh 🇮🇳 (@Chamanpsingh) March 4, 2022
As a cricket madman I loved to watch #ShaneWarne player. Here is my Friday toast to Warnie’s amazing cricket memory. To all my cricket loving friends 🏏 let’s see a picture of you raising a bottle/glass to the tallest of them. #TEAR @SACricketmag @castlelitesa pic.twitter.com/WN6KmylfFI
—Mark Keohane (@mark_keohane) March 4, 2022
Incredible. I am deeply shocked. This can’t be true…
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) March 4, 2022
One of shane warne’s best counter 💐💐 tribute to him 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/NFjvUwtgam
— विनोद कुमार सोनी ♕𝕋ℙℕ🚩🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@vkssoni75) March 4, 2022
I am devastated to learn of the passing of The Greatest Leg-Spinner of all time.
Warnie, you were a magician, a great captain, an artist and an absolute legend who inspired a generation🤍
The art you created on your beloved twenty-two meters will remain forever!
Rest in peace🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/UDfryPsoIX
— Lasith Malinga (@ninety9sl) March 4, 2022
— Ram Muthuram Cinemas (@RamCinemas) March 4, 2022
Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has died aged 52