Australia cricket legend Shane Warne dies aged 52
Updated: Mar 5
Shane Warne, the greatest leg-spinner in the history of cricket and an Australian icon who transcended the sport, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 52.
The news was confirmed by Warne’s management company on Friday and released initially to Fox Sports, the network for whom he commentated after a playing career that returned 708 Test wickets from 145 caps between 1992 and 2007.
In Early Autumn 2021 Warne called on all Australians to get vaccinated to ensure major sporting events can continue to take place. (source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-24/warne-urges-uk-and-australian-governments-to-make-ashes-happen/100487900)
Shane Warne 24 Sep 2021
"Let's go and get double-vaxxed everyone, because that means we might not get locked down and we can travel and have a little bit more normality," he said.
Shane Warne: "Get your double vax and get on with it and learn to live with it"
In early August Warne had covid and said that he thought his symptoms were mild due to his vaccines.
Of course, the greatest irony is that before 2020 vaccines were meant to stop infections and people have been brainwashed into thinking vaccines just lower symptoms instead of realising they are not safe and defective.
Shane was given a platform and used by the system as a mouthpiece to influence his fans.
4th March 2022
A statement from MPC entertainment to the UK media said: “It is with great sadness we advise that Shane Keith Warne passed away of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand today, Friday 4 March.
“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.”
Coming just 24 hours after Australian cricket had lost former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh to a heart attack aged 74, news of Warne’s passing left supporters, former teammates and opponents shocked and numb as tributes flowed on social media. Warne himself had paid tribute to Marsh.
Members of the current Australia team learned of the news while travelling back from day one of the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. David Warner, the opener, tweeted: “Two legends of our game have left us too soon. I’m lost for words, and this is extremely sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Marsh and Warne family. I just cannot believe it. rip, you will both be missed.”
Viv Richards, the former West Indies captain who like Warne was named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the 20th century, tweeted: “Unbelievable. I am shocked to the core.
This can’t be true.
Rest In Peace, @ShaneWarne.
There are no words to describe what I feel right now.
A huge loss for cricket
RIP SHANE WARNE