Shane Warne has died suddenly from a heart attack at the age of 52 after collapsing in Thailand.
The Australian cricketer considered the greatest leg spinner in history, was found unconscious in a villa in the resort of Ko Samui today.
His death was announced just 12 hours after he tweeted his shock and grief at the death of Australia’s great wicket keeper Rodney Marsh, who also died this morning following a cardiac arrest.
‘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,’ a statement from the management company read.
The statement added: ‘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.’