Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 52. As per a statement given to Fox News by Warne's management firm, 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," it added.
Arguably the greatest leg-spinner of all-time, Warne claimed 708 Test wickets in his 15-year career between 1992 and 2007.
Warne made his Test debut against India in Sydney in 1992 and followed it with an ODI debut against New Zealand in Wellington in March next year.
His death came within hours of he mourning the death of fellow Auystralian player Rod Marsh on Twitter. People are sharing his last post on social media that ironically was to pay tribute to a dead collegaue:
Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game & an inspiration to so many young boys & girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate❤️— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 4, 2022
Warne, who was chosen as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century, finished his ODI