The statement reads, “Shane Warne was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived”.
Shane Warne, Australia cricket legend and the greatest leg-spinner, has died at the age of 52.
In the early hours of Saturday (AEDT), Warne’s management issued a brief statement stating that he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand.
The statement reads, “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived”.
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
The announcement is the second serious blow for Australian cricket in a span of 24 hours, following the death of Rod Marsh on Friday after suffering a massive heart attack.
Warne, affectionately known as ‘Warnie,’ is revered by millions across the world and is often regarded as the best bowler to ever play the game.
His illustrious international career extended 15 years and saw him collect 708 Test wickets, the most ever for an Australian and the second-highest all time, trailing only Muttiah Muralitharan.
Following his death, cricketing world has erupted in greif and cricket fan around the globe has expressed condolences over Warne’s sudden death.
“Sudden demise of Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne is extremely shocking. He was one of the greatest leg spinners of all time & a genuine match winner. It’s a colossal loss to entire cricketing community. My condolences to his family & friends” Indian minister of Minister of Information and Broadcasting said.