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JUST IN: Cricket greatest bowler Shane Warne dies of heart attack in Thailand


Cricket fans across the world on Friday mourn the death of Australian legend, Shane Warne, fondly christened the ‘greatest leg-spinner of all-time.’

Warne died at the age of 52.

In a statement released by Warne’s management, the cricketer passed away in Koh Samui, 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 reads.

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“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

FoxSports reports that his demise was the second devastating blow for Australian cricket in 24 hours after fellow great, Rod Marsh, earlier passed away having suffered a major heart attack last week.

Warne mourned the death of Marsh, one of his cricket idols, hours before his death was made public,

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Nicknamed ‘Warnie,’ the cricket leg-spinner is adored by millions of fans across the globe.

His stellar international career spanned across 15 years and saw him take 708 Test wickets — the most ever for an Australian, and the second-most of all time behind only Muttiah Muralitharan.