One of the greatest cricketers of all time, and legendary Australian leg spinner Shane Warne is dead.
According to his management team, the 52 year old died of a suspected heart attack after he was found unresponsive in his villa on the Thai Island Koh Samui on Friday.
Warne’s death comes less than 24 hours after the passing of another Australian legend Rod Marsh who passed away at age 74
Warne took 708 test wickets, the second most of all time, in 145 matches across a stellar 15-year international career.
Warne helped Australia win the 1999 50-over World Cup and claimed 293 dismissals in 194 One-Day Internationals between 1993 and 2005.
He retired from international cricket in 2007 following Australia’s 5-0 ashes clean sweep of England at home, also retiring from first-class and list a cricket later that year with Hampshire, for whom he had played for five seasons, and had captained since 2004.
Warne continued to play Twenty20 franchise cricket until retiring from all formats in 2013.
He worked regularly as a commentator and pundit, as well as holding coaching roles at T20 franchises.
He is survived by his three children with former wife Simone Callahan.